60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mustasaari
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
8
Oulu
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Sotkamo
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Rantasalmi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Imatra
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Pune

9
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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Change things up with a short trip to Aleksis Kiven syntymakoti in Nurmijarvi (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, stop by Marimekko, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, and browse the fresh offerings at Hietalahti Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions site .

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Home of Aleksis Kivi
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 26:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then don't miss a visit to Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Kuusisto Manor are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Pernio (Teijo national park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo (in Ypaja). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, have fun at Moomin World, look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pernio, Kurjenrahka National Park, Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo, Kuusisto Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 5:
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Suolijarvi Beach and Torronsuo National Park. Appreciate the collections at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Jokioinen Museum Railway. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Haemeenlinna (Sibelius Birthplace & Sibelius Center). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Holy Cross Church, Himos Ski Resort
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 12:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

5
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Isokari Lighthouse and Villa Mairea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Lebellska kopmansgarden (in Kristiinankaupunki), Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park (in Huittinen) and Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Teresia and Rafael Lonnstrom Home Museum). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Yyteri Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), Head underground at Wolf Cave, and make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pori itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Pori sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Wolf Cave, Lebellska kopmansgarden, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park, Isokari Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

4
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Visiting Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mustasaari: Vaasa (Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, Setterbergin Puisto, & more) and Stundars Museum (in Solf). The adventure continues: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planner .

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vaasa, Stundars Museum
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 22nd (Mon), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo day trip website .

Getting from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in October, with highs in Akaslompolo at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

6
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Nallikari Beach and Koitelinkoski. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haukipudas Church and Tornio Church. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Tietomaa, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and get outside with Superpark Oulu.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Akaslompolo in October, Oulu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tornio, Sampo Icebreaker, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

6
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Visit Nurmes Church and Paltaniemi Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sotkamo: Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort (in Hyrynsalmi) and Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, and take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo tour app .

Getting from Oulu to Sotkamo by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church, Kolovesi National Park, Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort, Nurmes Church
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 3:
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

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 Linnansaari National Park and Saaristokatu. Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Rantasalmi side-trips: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Savonlinna (Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, Taito Shop Savonlinna, & more) and Lutheran Cathedral (in Kuopio). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, look for gifts at Mikkeli Market Place, and take in nature's colorful creations at Park Mikkelipuisto.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rantasalmi online vacation maker .

Getting from Sotkamo to Rantasalmi by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Sotkamo in November, Rantasalmi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Mikkeli, Kuopio, St. George Church
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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.
Get outdoors at Lammassaari Island and Puumalan Lake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Joutsenon kirkko and Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Imatra: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, & more), Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, and examine the collection at Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra road trip planner .

Getting from Rantasalmi to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. In November in Imatra, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Parikkala, Rautjarven kirkko, Savitaipale Church, Puumalan Lake
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 12th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner .

Getting from Imatra to Lahti by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Lahti are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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