60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 7 nights
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Oulu
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 6 nights
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and The National Museum of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Kotka Church), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 24:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Escape the urban bustle at Getabergen and Kobba Klintar. Get some cultural insight at Aland Maritime Museum and The Cultural History Museum of Aland. Venture out of the city with trips to Bomarsund (in Sund) and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum (in Eckero). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, and stroll around Lilla holmen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Helsinki in May, expect nights in Mariehamn to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna will get you outdoors. Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 4:

4
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Old Rauma. Explore hidden gems such as Yyteri Beach and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to The Old Town Hall Museum (in Rauma), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Tampere (Tampereen Tuomiokirkko & Hatanpaa Arboretum).

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Pori online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Step off the beaten path and head to Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Kokkola (K.H. Renlund Museum, Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, &more), Salgrund Pilot Station (in Kaskinen) and Pietarsaari (Skata & Arctic Museum Nanoq). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Stundars Museum, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 15:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Raahe Museum and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rokuan Kansallispuisto and Nallikari Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo), Perameren Kansallispuisto (in Kemi) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June in Oulu, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Get a sense of the local culture at German Soldier s Cemetery and Arktikum. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla), Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ruka and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Visiting Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and Kiutakongas Rapids will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour builder.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get outdoors at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio). The adventure continues: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get some cultural insight at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, &more). There's more to do: stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

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Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Lappeenranta Fortress. Escape the urban bustle at Imatra Waterfall and Saimaa Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele), Lappeenranta (Wolkoff House Museum, Joutsenon kirkko, &more) and Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anttola Church, steep yourself in history at Parikkalan kirkko, and contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna journey website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."