60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Pori
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 8 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Kuopio
— 6 nights
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
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Kotka
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 4 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aland Maritime Museum and PAF Casino. Change things up with these side-trips from Mariehamn: Bomarsund (in Sund), Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Karingsunds Viltsafari) and Getabergen (in Geta). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at Badhuset Mariebad, and have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Mariehamn is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Stockholm in June, you will find days in Mariehamn are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Turku

— 7 nights
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 Naantali Old Town and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. Venture out of the city with trips to VMB Fishing (in Salo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku planning tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 12:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Rauma (Rauma Art Museum, Old Rauma, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pori trip planning website.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Pori sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Tampere

— 8 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church). Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Haralanharju Tower, get engrossed in the history at Palander House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 23:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 24th (Thu), wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Levi: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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Kuusamo

— 4 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rukaland and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. There's much more to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo travel route builder site.

You can drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Koli National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kylpyla Spa Bomba and Neitikoski Rapids. Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden & Utra Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Kuopio

— 6 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Puijo Tower and Alahovi Berry Wine Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Jyvaskyla (Tourujoen Luontopolku & Toivolan Vanha Piha), Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, make a trip to Satamankulma, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio travel route app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Kotka

— 6 nights
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sapokka Water Garden and Linden Esplanade. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:

Helsinki

— 10 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Hakaniemi Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and walk around Kaivopuisto.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."