60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 10 nights
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 7 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Kotka

— 6 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. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Tykkimaen Sauna, &more). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's still lots to do: stop by Linden Esplanade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kotka holiday maker site.

Manila, Philippines to Kotka is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Kotka is minus 6 hours. In May, Kotka is colder than Manila - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — Jun 3:

Turku

— 8 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 Uto and Turku Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and VMB Fishing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Torronsuo National Park (in Tammela) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 11:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail (in Asikkala) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). There's much more to do: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, head outdoors with FUN53 Charter, and trek along Kammiovuori Trail.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 18:

Vaasa

— 7 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Popular historic sites such as Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Mustasaaren kirkko are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Setterbergin Puisto. Venture out of the city with trips to K.H. Renlund Museum (in Kokkola), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Skata (in Pietarsaari). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, head outdoors with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, and see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 25:

Koli National Park

— 7 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Take a break from Koli National Park with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 2:

Sotkamo

— 3 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Take a break from the city and head to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Kainuun Vaellustalli. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hiukka.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Kuusamo

— 5 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Martinselkonen Wilds Centre will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Suomussalmi (The Silent People & Hossa National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Karhunkierros, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Keimiotunturi Fell. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ounasjoki - River for activities and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Venture out of the city with trips to Powerun Adventures (in Kolari) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Pakasaivo, &more). There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To plan Levi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 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."