60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Sotkamo
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Imatra
— 4 nights
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Kotka
— 7 nights
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Helsinki
— 12 nights

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Spas. 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). And it doesn't end there: stop by Vitikkala Manor, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online itinerary 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. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Tampere, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

7
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Turku Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

4
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Attractions like Herrainpaivat Beach and Yyteri Beach 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). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kirjurinluoto, get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary website.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Katanpaa ©
Katanpaa

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will enjoy Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Makeitout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava), Seinajoki (Wallsports Areena Seinajoki & Seinajoki Library) and Powerpark (in Harma). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, get outside with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 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

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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Saariselka

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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

3
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Bring the kids along to Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Wild Taiga (in Kuhmo). It doesn't end there: get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Sotkamo by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off 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

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

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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 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

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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Imatra

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 Angry Birds Activity Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta). 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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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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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 enjoy Linden Esplanade and Aijanniemi Beach. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and head off the coast to Lehman.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip maker.

Drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 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. 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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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuhakoski Waterfall (in Nurmijarvi), Kirkkonummi (Hirsala Golf & Hogbergetin Luola) and Espoo (Kaitalampi & Nuuksio National Park). The adventure continues: visit Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki vacation tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 16:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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