60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  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 + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teijo national park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Tulliniemi Nature Path and Bellevue Beach. When in Raseborg, make a side trip to see Aurlahti Beach in Lohja, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Raseborg tour itinerary planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Raseborg is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: high temperatures in Raseborg hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Raseborg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Aurlahti Beach, Teijo national park
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen ©
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
Aurlahti Beach ©
Aurlahti Beach

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 Ahtari Zoo. Step out of the city life by going to Marttinen and Päijänteen kansallispuisto. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip site .

You can drive from Raseborg to Tampere in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and Katanpaa. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Vaski Adventure Island (in Naantali) and Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Uto, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Korpo Church, Katanpaa, Kurjenrahka National Park
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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Museumship Pommern and Kobba Klintar. Explore Mariehamn's surroundings by going to Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Leklandet) and Bomarsund (in Sund). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, and step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online holiday planner .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Parks

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 ©
Get in touch with nature at Lemmenjoki National Park and Ruijanpolku Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Otsamo Fell.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mariehamn to Inari takes 6.5 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, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

Ruijanpolku Trail, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Kiutakongas Rapids and Riisitunturi National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Syote National Park and Julma Olkky. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, approximately 38 minutes away. There's more to do: get outside with Karhunkierros and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuusamo journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and 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. Wrap up 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, Syote National Park, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Escape the urban bustle at Venajanhiekka and Hiidenportti National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Kolovesi National Park and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Sotkamo by car takes about 3 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 Trips

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

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Pielinen and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Makravaara Hill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Hakki National Park and Orinoro Gorge. Take a break from the city and head to Tahko Farmi and Southern Konnevesi National park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and don't miss a visit to Satamankulma.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pyha-Hakki National Park, Tahko Farmi, Orinoro Gorge, 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 Siikalahti Wetland. Step off the beaten path and head to Olavinlinna Castle and The Parikkala Sculpture Park. Take a break from Savonlinna with a short trip to Punkaharju Ridge in Punkaharju, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

Find out how to plan Savonlinna trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Imatra Waterfall and Malonsaari. Step off the beaten path and head to Saimaa Canal and Lammassaari Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Puumalan Lake (in Puumala). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lempukka Beach, head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip maker app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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. Explore hidden gems such as Repovesi National Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get outdoors at Valkmusa National Park and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Venture out of the city with trips to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and head off the coast to Lehman.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka vacation planner .

Getting from Imatra to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows 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, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

9
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Step out of the city life by going to Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, & more), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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