60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Vaasa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Harma
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

10
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Adventure Park Zippy. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Vantaa (Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre & Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

7
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Beach Mansikkalahti and Tykkimaki Amusement Park. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, cruise along Puumalan Lake, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and head off the coast to Lehman.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kotka trip planning website .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum, Wolkoff House Museum, Puumalan Lake, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Maretarium ©
Maretarium

8
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Moomin World and Vaski Adventure Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Pike's Gut, Hanko Water Tower, & more), Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Naantali, Teijo National Park, Bengtskar Lighthouse
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

8
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahvenisto Activity Park. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Haemeenlinna), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR.

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Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Funpark, Ahtari Zoo, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pori: Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Automobile Museum) and Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, Old Rauma, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

6
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Bring the kids along to Meteoriihi and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Kokkola (Neristan (Old Wooden Town) & Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). Spend a day of island exploring on the 7th (Wed) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa travel planner .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Harma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Kokkola, Stundars Museum, Arctic Museum Nanoq
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Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
nights
Harma

Harma ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Aspegrens Rosenlund, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Schoolparc, and then examine the collection at Kuddnas Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Powerpark and then stop by Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Harma sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Vaasa to Harma by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Harma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Harma

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Kuddnas Museum, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala
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Aspegrens Rosenlund ©
Aspegrens Rosenlund
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Kuddnas Museum ©
Kuddnas Museum

6
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Attractions like Venajanhiekka and Treetop Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Joensuu Church in Joensuu (about 1h 05 min away). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Harma to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Venajanhiekka, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: catch some excitement at Feelapland, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for gifts at LAURI.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning app .

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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