60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Oulu
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Vaasa
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Tampere
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Turku
— 8 nights
End: Helsinki

8
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Bellevue Beach, Inkoon kirkko
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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. Attractions like Angry Birds Activity Park and Maretarium make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Korpikeidas, & more) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Aijanniemi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 22:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Maretarium ©
Maretarium

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Olavinlinna Castle, & more) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu holiday maker .

You can drive from Kotka to Joensuu in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Savonlinna, Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park, Linnansaari National Park
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Rautavaara (Venajanhiekka & Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto). There's much more to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lieksa trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Joensuu to Lieksa by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

6
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kids will enjoy Nallikari Beach and Tietomaa. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe), Marjaniemi Lighthouse (in Hailuoto) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, walk around Hupisaaret Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Koitelinkoski, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Raahe Museum, Marjaniemi Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Ranua Zoo and Pilke Science Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get a taste of life in the country at Poro Farmi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Giewont Husky Adventures, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 15:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Powerpark and Meteoriihi. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava), Pietarsaari (Aspegrens Rosenlund & Arctic Museum Nanoq) and Mustasaari (Aava Kertun Kotitila & Saltkaret). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, browse the collection at Seinajoki Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Pietarsaari, Powerpark, Stundars Museum, Kyr0 Distillery Company
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
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Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

8
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Yyteri Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Pori (Herrainpaivat Beach & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, cool off at Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pori, Forssa, Old Church of Keuruu, Ahvenisto, Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

8
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Vaski Adventure Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Louhisaari Manor, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 5:
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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