59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

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59 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Kuusamo
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Levi
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
10
Saariselka
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Haemeenlinna (Vankilamuseo & Hame Castle) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the views from Hameensilta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere vacation builder website .

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get cooler in Tampere: highs are around -5°C and lows about -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, trek along The Archipelago Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Korpo Church, Kurjenrahka National Park, Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum, Bonk Museum, & more) and Rauma (Old Rauma, The Old Town Hall Museum, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Pori, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki
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The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

4
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Explore Mustasaari's surroundings by going to Vaasa (Hietasaaren uimaranta, Tikanoja Art Museum, & more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 18th (Fri) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. It doesn't end there: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari day trip planning site .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach -4°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Vaasa, Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Kauppakeskus Iso Myy & Taitokortteli), Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Kuopio (Vainolanniemi, Lutheran Cathedral, & more). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner .

Getting from Mustasaari to Koli National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mustasaari in January: high temperatures in Koli National Park hover around -9°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuopio, Joensuu, Koli, Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Puumala (Viewing Platform in Puumala & Lietvesi Scenic Road), Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Joutsenon kirkko) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Mannerheim Statue.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Lappeenranta, Puumala, Linnansaari National Park, Imatra Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

5
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Kuusamo's surroundings by going to Syote National Park (in Syote) and Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Ruka, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kuusamo, with lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Syote National Park
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), Kemi Church, & more) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kemi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Snow Village (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). On the 12th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To find out how to plan a trip to Levi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kongas, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up, Snow Village
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Lake Inari). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. On the 19th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

9
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Kirkkonummi to see Hirsala Golf about 34 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hirsala Golf
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 28:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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