60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Raseborg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 8 nights
6
Kouvola
— 5 nights
7
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Inari
— 3 nights
10
Levi
— 4 nights
11
Kuusamo
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Chicago

7
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 discover tucked-away gems like Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hiidenkirnut will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Hirsala Golf (in Kirkkonummi). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner .

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Chicago to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo Old Town, Hirsala Golf, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

5
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. Venture out of the city with trips to Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala), Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko) and Jurmo Island (in Korpo). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ekenas Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Raseborg road trip site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Raseborg in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Raseborg can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Teijo National Park, Snappertunan kirkko, Jurmo Island
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then expand your understanding of the military at Oro. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Raseborg to Kimito Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Discover out-of-the-way places like Naantali Old Town and Turku Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Katanpaa (in Kustavi), Torronsuo National Park (in Tammela) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's still lots to do: hike along The Archipelago Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and step off the mainland to explore Uto.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Torronsuo National Park, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Korpo Church
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Katanpaa ©
Katanpaa

8
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Step off the beaten path and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Haemeenlinna (Ahvenisto Activity Park, Linna Golf & Country Club, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Yyteri Beach, Ahtari Zoo, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arboretum Mustila and Repovesi National Park. Get outdoors at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Riverside Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. It doesn't end there: trek along Paijatsalo Trail and do a tasting at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola visit planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenvuori, Valkmusa National Park, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Imatra Waterfall and Siikalahti Wetland. Take a break from the city and head to Lammassaari Island and Punkaharju Ridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Malonsaari, get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, stop by Imatran Kalatalo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kouvola to Imatra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saimaa Canal, Punkaharju Ridge, Olavinlinna Castle, Siikalahti Wetland
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

6
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Venajanhiekka. Escape the urban bustle at Hiidenportti National Park and Paha-Koli Hill.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park online trip planner .

Drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Hiidenportti National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Inari in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in August, with highs in Inari at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, 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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Keimiotunturi Fell. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scandinavian Adventures. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pakasaivo (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Muonio, Akaslompolo, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

6
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Visiting Safaris and Riisitunturi National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kuusamo side-trips: Martinselkonen Wilds Centre (in Suomussalmi) and Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Pentik Hill). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Ruka, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

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You can fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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