60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Pori
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 7 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 12 nights
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Spas and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Asikkala (Pihamaa Estate & Winery & Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail), Padasjoki (Padasjoen Tuomastornit & Paijanne-Ilves Trail) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Linna Golf & Country Club). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Traveling from London in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tampere, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 25:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Moomin World. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas), Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 2:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Attractions like Herrainpaivat Beach and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Katanpaa (in Kustavi) and Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Marela Museum House, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, stroll around Kirjurinluoto, head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, and don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will enjoy Powerpark and Mustasaaren kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Pietarsaari (Aspegrens Rosenlund & Skata), Seinajoki (Wallsports Areena Seinajoki & Seinajoki Library) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, head outdoors with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Angry Birds Activity Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Bring the kids along to Hiukka and Hiidenportti National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Wild Taiga (in Kuhmo) and Rautavaara (Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto & Venajanhiekka). There's more to do: head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Sotkamo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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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 Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach will thrill your kids. When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Utransaari/ The Utra Island in Joensuu, approximately Joensuu away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Makravaara Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lempukka Beach and Punkaharju Ridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, head off the coast to Malonsaari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

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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 enjoy Linden Esplanade and Repovesi National Park. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Pyhan Ristin kirkko) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and stroll through Lehman.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kotka journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 4:

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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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkkonummi (Hirsala Golf & Hogbergetin Luola), Kuhakoski Waterfall (in Nurmijarvi) and Espoo (Kaitalampi & Nuuksio National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and stop by Katajanokka.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 16:

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."