60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Kouvola
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Koli National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
9
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Tapiola Golf. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stop by Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Hiidenkirnut, Hirsala Golf, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) ©
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

5
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Teijo National Park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Get outdoors at Tulliniemi Nature Path and Jurmo Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Hanko Water Tower). There's lots more to do: stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, get engrossed in the history at EKTA museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Raseborg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Raseborg takes 1.5 hours. June in Raseborg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park, Jurmo Island, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Snappertunan kirkko
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:
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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 ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Raseborg to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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 Torronsuo National Park and Vepsa Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naantali Old Town and Turku Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Rosala (in Rosala), Katanpaa (in Kustavi) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sea views from Uto, and get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 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, Korpo Church, Rosala, Katanpaa, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 11:
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park

8
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Explore hidden gems such as Hatanpaa Arboretum and Evo Hiking Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Linna Golf & Country Club) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach, Ahtari Zoo
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 19:
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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 Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Step out of the city life by going to Hiidenvuori and Paijatsalo Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Linden Esplanade, &more) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Paijatsalo Trail, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Saimaa Canal and Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot. Step out of the city life by going to Imatra Waterfall and Malonsaari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, and stop by Imatran Kalatalo.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Imatra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saimaa Canal, Punkaharju Ridge, Siikalahti Wetland, Olavinlinna Castle
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Makravaara Hill. Step out of the city life by going to Hiidenportti National Park and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Go for a jaunt from Koli National Park to Rautavaara to see Venajanhiekka about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli Shop Retkitupa, Hiidenportti National Park, Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 2:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visiting Lemmenjoki National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and head outdoors with Lake Inari.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Inari. In August, Inari is little chillier than Koli National Park - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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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 Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step out of the city life by going to Keimiotunturi Fell and Pakasaivo. Venture out of the city with trips to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Muonio, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Seven Fells Up
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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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 out of the city life by going to Ruka and Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riisitunturi National Park and Korouoma Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Pentik Hill (in Posio) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). There's still lots to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip builder website.

Fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Posio, Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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