60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Raseborg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Visiting Teijo National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Aurlahti Beach. Step out of Raseborg to go to Hanko and see Bellevue Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Raseborg trip itinerary planning website.

Adelaide, Australia to Raseborg is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 7.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in August; daily highs in Raseborg reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park, Aurlahti Beach
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yyteri Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get outdoors at Päijänteen kansallispuisto and Marttinen. Change things up with a short trip to Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari (about 2 hours away). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Raseborg to Tampere takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Marttinen, Ahtari Zoo, Päijänteen kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto
Marttinen ©
Marttinen

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Rauma and Turku Castle. Get outdoors at Kurjenrahka National Park and Uto. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma) and Katanpaa (in Kustavi). And it doesn't end there: browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Korpo Church, Kurjenrahka National Park, Katanpaa
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Katanpaa ©
Katanpaa
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Explore hidden gems such as Museumship Pommern and Bomarsund. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mariehamn: Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Leklandet). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll around Lilla holmen, and catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mariehamn vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eckero, Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lake Inari. Get outdoors at Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Ruijanpolku Trail in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Otsamo Fell and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Inari in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in August, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ruijanpolku Trail, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Karhunkierros. Take a break from the city and head to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Get outdoors at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Hiidenportti National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kainuun Vaellustalli and Venajanhiekka.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip maker site.

Getting from Kuusamo to Sotkamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Discover out-of-the-way places like Herajarvi Hiking Trail and Akka-Koli Hill. There's lots more to do: trek along Makravaara Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Southern Konnevesi National park and Orinoro Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Puijo Tower and Valkeisenlampi. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi) and Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, make a trip to Satamankulma, and enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pyha-Hakki National Park, Orinoro Gorge, Tahko Farmi, Southern Konnevesi National park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Linnansaari National Park and Punkaharju Ridge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Imatra Waterfall and Kummakivi Boulder. Get outdoors at Saimaa Canal and Lammassaari Island. Change things up with a short trip to Puumalan Lake in Puumala (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Malonsaari, get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Imatra vacation tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Imatra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Puumalan Lake, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

5
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. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Hiidenvuori. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sapokka Water Garden and Santalahti Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll around Riverside Park, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka online journey planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Valkmusa National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

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Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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