60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
2
Kouvola
— 4 nights
3
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Lieksa
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
6
Levi
— 4 nights
7
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Oulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Turku
— 6 nights
11
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Tampere
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Walking tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, & more). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

4
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Get in touch with nature at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Santalahti Nature Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Maritime Centre Vellamo, & more) and Mikkeli (Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli & Anjan Puisto).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Mikkeli, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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.
Get in touch with nature at Imatra Waterfall and Lammassaari Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saimaa Canal and Lappeenranta Fortress. Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to Sandcastle Lappeenranta (in Lappeenranta), Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Imatra travel route builder .

Take a train from Kouvola to Imatra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kummakivi Boulder, Olavinlinna Castle, Siikalahti Wetland
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

6
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Escape the urban bustle at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Akka-Koli Hill. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, contemplate the long history of Uhrihalkeama, explore the activities along Pielinen, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lieksa road trip planner .

Drive from Imatra to Lieksa in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruka and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Kiutakongas Rapids and Korouoma Canyon. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Posio to see Riisitunturi National Park about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Lieksa in June, you will find days in Kuusamo are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Discover Lapland. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Keimiotunturi Fell (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get your game on at Kids' Land, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi online attractions planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Snow Village, Keimiotunturi Fell
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lake Inari. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka travel route planner .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saariselka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arctic Emotions Oy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Luosto Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

Plan trip to Rovaniemi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Luosto Adventures, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Nallikari Beach and Rokuan Kansallispuisto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Safaris. Go for a jaunt from Oulu to Raahe to see Raahe Museum about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oulu online route planner .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Koitelinkoski, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. The adventure continues: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planner .

You can fly from Oulu to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yyteri Beach and Old Rauma. Get in touch with nature at Herrainpaivat Beach and Kuuskajaskari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pori: Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park (in Huittinen) and Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & The Old Town Hall Museum). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pori online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park ©
Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online travel planner .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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