60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 5 nights
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
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Sotkamo
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Imatra
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 7 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Pori
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 8 nights
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Helsinki
— 10 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 16th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn online vacation planner.

Casablanca, Morocco to Mariehamn is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Casablanca in June, things will get slightly colder in Mariehamn: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Inari in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In June, Inari is slightly colder than Mariehamn - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Kuusamo

— 4 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Riisitunturi National Park. Head to Shopping Center Kumpare and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shopfor some retail therapy. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Martinselkonen Wilds Centre in Suomussalmi--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Sotkamo

— 3 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. You'll get in some beach time at Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Escape the urban bustle at Hiidenportti National Park and Kainuun Vaellustalli. When in Sotkamo, make a side trip to see Tahko Farmi in Tahkovuori, approximately Tahkovuori away.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. June in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

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Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Imatra

— 3 nights
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 some historical perspective at Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Lappeen Marian kirkko. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Imatra Waterfall and Saimaa Canal. Go for a jaunt from Imatra to Ristiina to see The Astuvansalmi rock paintings about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach and head off the coast to Malonsaari.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Imatra journey planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Kotka

— 7 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salpa Line Museum and Linden Esplanade. Stromforsin Ruukki and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Art Centre Salmela (in Mantyharju), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Riverside Park and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka online trip builder.

Drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 12:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik gard. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary app.

Drive from Kotka to Kimito Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Escape the urban bustle at Uto and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 21:

Pori

— 5 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Let the collections at Automobile Museum and The Old Town Hall Museum capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Patakirppis and Ruokapuoti Lumo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pori: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more) and Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Uusikaupunki Old Church). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pori online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Tampere

— 8 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Jokioinen Museum Railway will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Marttinen. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Forssa Museum (in Forssa), Päijänteen kansallispuisto (in Padasjoki) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 3:

Helsinki

— 10 nights

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."