60 days in Finland & The Baltics Itinerary

60 days in Finland & The Baltics Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere, Finland
— 6 nights
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Koli National Park, Finland
— 6 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 7 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 7 nights
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Drive to Virtsu, Ferry to Kuivastu, Drive to Saaremaa
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Saaremaa, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 7 nights
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 5 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 5 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 6 nights
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Tampere, Finland — 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Palander House & Museo Militaria), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Sara Hilden Art Museum, stroll around Nasi Park, and find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere online route planner.

Denver, USA to Tampere is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Denver in August, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.
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Koli National Park, Finland — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Heinavesi (New Valamo Monastery & Heinaveden kirkko) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). There's still lots to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Neitikoski Rapids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 7 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Helsinki takes 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tallinn.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 26:

Tallinn, Estonia — 7 nights

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, get a dose of the wild on Traveller Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Tallinn sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saaremaa.
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Saaremaa, Estonia — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Saaremaa side-trips: Panga Cliff (in Panga), Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle (in Orissaare) and Karja Catherine Church (in Leisi).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saaremaa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tallinn to Saaremaa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September in Saaremaa, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sigulda.
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Sigulda, Latvia — 5 nights

Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Sietiniezis Rock (in Valmiera) and Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle & Svetavots). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, Head underground at Gutman's Cave, take some stellar pictures from Keizarkresls un keizarskats, and expand your understanding of the military at The Secret Soviet Bunker.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Sigulda online attractions planner.

You can drive from Saaremaa to Sigulda in 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 7 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Bauska Castle (in Bauska), Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the landmark architecture of House Of The Black Heads, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sigulda to Riga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Klaipeda.
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Klaipeda, Lithuania — 5 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klaipeda: The Dead Dunes (in Pervalka) and Hill of Witches (in Juodkrante). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum, admire the masterpieces at Pranas Domsaitis Gallery, appreciate the history behind Vytauto Sliogerio atminimo plokste - peda, and don't miss a visit to Vaikystes Svajone.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Klaipeda trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Riga to Klaipeda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kaunas.
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Kaunas, Lithuania — 5 nights

Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Step out of Kaunas with an excursion to Dzūkija National Park in Merkine--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, wander the streets of Old Town, and steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaunas trip planning website.

Getting from Klaipeda to Kaunas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 6 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vilnius: Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai) and Vytautas the Great Monument (in Kernave). There's much more to do: go all around town with City Tours, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, and make a trip to Lukiskes Prison 2.0.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vilnius holiday site.

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Vilnius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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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."
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