60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 7 nights
3
Pori
— 5 nights
4
Mustasaari
— 3 nights
5
Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 7 nights
7
Rantasalmi
— 4 nights
8
Kouvola
— 5 nights
9
Saariselka
— 4 nights
10
Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
11
Posio
— 4 nights
12
Helsinki
— 8 nights

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Archipelago National Park and Oro.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island day trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Oro ©
Oro

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Let the collections at Turku Castle and Galleria Joella capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kumlinge Church and Korpo Church. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park, Korpo Church
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Koylio Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross), Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio) and Tampere (Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, Rauhaniemi Beach, &more). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tampere, Rauma, Koylio, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Setterbergin Puisto. Get a sense of the local culture at Terranova and Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko. Change things up with a short trip to Hietasaaren uimaranta in Vaasa (about 40 minutes away). There's more to do: trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

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Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko

3
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Southern Konnevesi National park and Pyha-Hakki National Park. When in Saarijarvi, make a side trip to see Leivonmaki National Park in Joutsa, approximately Joutsa away.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saarijarvi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Saarijarvi takes 3.5 hours. In August in Saarijarvi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Leivonmaki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

7
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Kasken Kierros Nature Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenportti National Park (in Sotkamo) and Rautavaara (Venajanhiekka & Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and hike along Paimenen Polku Trail.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Saarijarvi to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli, Rautavaara, Hiidenportti National Park
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

4
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Escape the urban bustle at Siikalahti Wetland and Puumalan Lake. Olavinlinna Castle and Olavinlinnan Musta Passi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Savonlinna (Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave & Savonlinna Cathedral), Punkaharjun Kesamaa (in Punkaharju) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road and stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rantasalmi travel route builder site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Parikkala, Puumala, Punkaharjun Kesamaa, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Visiting Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Savitaipale Church and Sandcastle Lappeenranta are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Lappeenranta (Joutsenon kirkko, Flowpark, &more), Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). There's still lots to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Kouvola takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kotka, Savitaipale Church, Imatra Waterfall, Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip site.

You can fly from Kouvola to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kouvola in September, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

5
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Let the collections at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa capture your imagination. Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Pyhatunturi will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyhatunturi: Rovaniemi (Lappi Areena, Santa Claus Village, &more).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi itinerary tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovaniemi, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

4
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Riisitunturi National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Posio: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Kuusamo (Ruka & Angry Birds Activity Park).

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Posio trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Ruka ©
Ruka

8
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Posio to Helsinki. When traveling from Posio in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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