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
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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

— 7 nights

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 Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Linna Golf & Country Club), Asikkala (Pihamaa Estate & Winery & Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail) and Padasjoki (Padasjoen Tuomastornit & Paijanne-Ilves Trail). 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 8.5-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

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 25:

Turku

— 7 nights
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 Naantali Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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:

Pori

— 4 nights
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: Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Marela Museum House, &more) and Katanpaa (in Kustavi). 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:

Vaasa

— 6 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will enjoy Powerpark and Meteoriihi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Seinajoki (Wallsports Areena Seinajoki & Seinajoki Library), Pietarsaari (Aspegrens Rosenlund & Skata) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, and see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vaasa day trip app.

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) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
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 car from Vaasa to Saariselka takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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:

Sotkamo

— 3 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Bring the kids along to Hiukka and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Venajanhiekka (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 7.5 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

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Koli National Park

— 6 nights
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:

Imatra

— 4 nights
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 Saimaa Canal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Imatra route maker site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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:

Kotka

— 7 nights
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 Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Pyhan Ristin kirkko), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). 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:

Helsinki

— 12 nights

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 catch the flight 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."