60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
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Kuopio
— 6 nights
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
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Kotka
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Turku — 5 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to VMB Fishing in Salo--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Turku, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Tampere — 6 nights

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Museo Militaria), Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.
Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:

Mustasaari — 2 nights

Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 21st (Sat), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Aava Kertun Kotitila, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then get great views at Saltkaret.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tampere to Mustasaari by car takes about 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Oulu.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Oulu — 5 nights

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and stroll through Hupisaaret Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Oulu by car takes about 5 hours. May in Oulu sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 22 — 27:

Kuusamo — 4 nights

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stroll through Karhunkierros Trail, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip website.

Drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kuusamo, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Koli National Park — 7 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.
Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Pielinen, don't miss a visit to Paateri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park online route planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in May: highs in Koli National Park hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 7:

Kuopio — 6 nights

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, and examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Savonlinna — 5 nights

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Mikkeli — 5 nights

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, look for gifts at Stella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Tykkimaen Sauna (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: stroll through Riverside Park, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and walk around Palotorninvuori Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kotka travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.
Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Helsinki — 8 nights

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 Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour builder app.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 7:

Finland travel guide

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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."