60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Rauma
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Savonlinna
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Helsinki
— 14 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi, about 1h 35 min away.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary maker .

Jerusalem, Israel to Oulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, you will find days in Oulu are cooler (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

5
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Riisitunturi National Park and Ruka. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuusamo: Martinselkonen Wilds Centre (in Suomussalmi) and Syote National Park (in Syote). There's still lots to do: stroll through Ruka, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, get outside with Karhunkierros, and identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online road trip planner .

Take a bus from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Syote National Park, Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, Riisitunturi National Park
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Ranua Zoo and Safaris. There's still lots to do: get outside with Arctic Lifestyle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Safaris
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka route builder app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Rauhaniemi Beach and Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto. Appreciate the collections at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and The Finnish Museum of Agriculture. Venture out of the city with trips to Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula), Marttinen (in Virrat) and Haemeenlinna (Sibelius Birthplace & Hame Castle). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Old Church, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museums Moominvalley.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Saariselka to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, The Finnish Museum of Agriculture, Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto, Marttinen
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

5
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rauma: Pori (Porin Kauppahalli, Yyteri Beach, & more), Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku) and Uusikaupunki (Bonk Keskus Ky, Uusikaupunki Old Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma trip planning site .

Getting from Tampere to Rauma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
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Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get outdoors at Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. When in Turku, make a side trip to see ArtBank in Parainen, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and examine the collection at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pargas, Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

6
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Visit Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Linnansaari National Park and Imatra Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla & Taitokortteli), Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot (in Imatra) and The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joensuu, Imatra, Punkaharjun Kesamaa, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

6
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. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Huutjarvi Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Stromfors Iron Works (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). On the 14th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, explore the galleries of Kouvola Model Railroad Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kotka using our trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Siltakyla, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

14
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Aurlahti Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hietaranta Beach and Adventure Park Zippy. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

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Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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