60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 9 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Tampere
— 8 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Savonlinna
6
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Oulu
— 6 nights
Fly
11
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Helsinki

— 8 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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Forsblomfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Atlanta in May, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 10:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Oro.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Turku

— 9 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Turun Kauppahalli and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Hanko (Hanko Water Tower, Bellevue Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 21:

Pori

— 4 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Appreciate the collections at Villa Mairea and Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Yyteri Beach and Old Rauma. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum) and Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse, Automobile Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum and take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pori itinerary maker.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Tampere

— 8 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Parola Armour Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gustaf, and take an in-depth tour of Forssa Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker website.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 2:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For shopping fun, head to Art Centre Salmela or MyGoodKnife. Museum-lovers will appreciate Old Mine Mining Museum and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Joutsenon kirkko (in Lappeenranta) and Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, get advice or help at Riihisaari, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore and learn at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online trip maker.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in June; daily highs in Inari reach 57°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Keimiotunturi Fell. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Icekarting Levi. Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi holiday planner.

Drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Kuusamo

— 4 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Julma Olkky and Kiutakongas Rapids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Jalavan Kauppa. Take a break from Kuusamo with a short trip to Riisitunturi National Park in Posio, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo route planning app.

You can drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Oulu

— 6 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Raahe Museum and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and Oulun Taidemuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto) and Kemi (Kemi Church & Icebreaker Sampo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kastelholm Castle and Museumship Pommern. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aland Maritime Museum and The Maritime Quarter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mariehamn: Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Leklandet). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, stroll around Lilla holmen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn journey planning tool.

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."