60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stuttgart
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Kouvola
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Oulu
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Ranua
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
7
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
8
Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Turku
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Stuttgart

4
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Let the collections at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Woikosken Automuseo capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Linden Esplanade, &more) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip site.

Stuttgart, Germany to Kouvola is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Kouvola is 1 hour. When traveling from Stuttgart in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kouvola: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

4
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Explore hidden gems such as Lappeenranta Fortress and Imatra Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Lempukka Beach and Saimaa Canal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Taipalsaaren kirkko (in Taipalsaari), Lappeenranta (Wolkoff House Museum, Saimaa Kanal Museum, &more) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Puumalan Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Imatra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Imatra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Puumala, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

5
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Escape the urban bustle at Kolovesi National Park and Siikalahti Wetland. Venture out of the city with trips to Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi), Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Heinaveden kirkko, Orinoro Gorge, Lietvesi Scenic Road, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari 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.
Uhrihalkeama and Nurmes Church will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Venajanhiekka. Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Nurmes Church, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 21:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

6
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Visit Marjaniemi Lighthouse and Kemi Church for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Raahe Museum and Kauppahalli. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Perameren Kansallispuisto (in Kemi), Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Ranua.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kemi, Marjaniemi Lighthouse, Raahe Museum, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ranua tour planner.

Getting from Oulu to Ranua by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop about 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: hike along Juutua Nature Trail and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inari travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Inari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Inari sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some historical perspective at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Old Church of Keuruu. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere tour planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in July, you will find days in Tampere are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Old Church of Keuruu, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 8:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Appreciate the collections at Villa Mairea and Marela Museum House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Rauma and Isokari Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Isokari Lighthouse, Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Manor, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aland Maritime Museum and Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. Take a break from the city and head to Getabergen and Kobba Klintar. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, try your luck at PAF Casino, and walk around Lilla holmen.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aland Island, Getabergen, Kastelholm - Open-air Museum, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Vantaa (Heureka & Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and stop by Katajanokka.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 30:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum