60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 10 nights
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Kotka
— 7 nights
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Turku
— 8 nights
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Tampere
— 8 nights
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Pori
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 6 nights
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Harma
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Vantaa (Heureka & Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 21°C and lows reach 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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

7
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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 Repovesi National Park and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Kouvola (Tykkimaki Amusement Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area), Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's still lots to do: walk around Riverside Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

8
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Bring the kids along to Turku Castle and Turku City Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Hanko (Pike's Gut, Hanko Water Tower, &more). There's much more to do: get your game on at Moomin World, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 25:
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

8
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahtari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Ahvenisto) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get your game on at PortaaliVR, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere 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 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 2:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
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Pori

Pori
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Family-friendly places like Herrainpaivat Beach and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) will thrill your kids. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Automobile Museum) and Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, Old Rauma, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

6
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Terranova. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Kokkola (Neristan (Old Wooden Town) & Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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Harma

Harma ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Aspegrens Rosenlund, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Schoolparc, and then see the interesting displays at Kuddnas Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Powerpark and then stop by Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Harma trip planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Harma in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Aspegrens Rosenlund ©
Aspegrens Rosenlund
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala ©
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala

6
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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Venajanhiekka and Joensuu Church will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Treetop Adventure Park in Joensuu (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Makravaara Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Harma to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 21:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

6
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. 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 · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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