57 days in Finland Itinerary

57 days in Finland Itinerary

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57 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
9
Levi
— 3 nights
10
Inari
— 4 nights
11
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Boston

6
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 Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Raseborg (Ekenas Museum & Ekenas Old Town), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Savijarvi Gard Manor (in Sipoo). Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planner .

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Boston in February, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (33°F), and nights are about the same (26°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Raseborg, Snappertunan kirkko, Porvoo Old Town, Vantaa Art Museum, Savijarvi Gard Manor
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

4
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Mielakka Ski Center and Bunker Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Lappeenranta (MyGoodKnife & Wolkoff House Museum), Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Main Building of Military School, and admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Kotka reach 28°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Lappeenranta, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Mielakka Ski Center, Bunker Museum
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Bellevue Beach. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Gunnarstrand), Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum) and Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, cool off at JukuPark Turku, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hanko, Rauma, Naantali Church, Korpo Church, Kokar
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 11:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Ahvenisto Activity Park. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Haemeenlinna), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Pori, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Holy Cross Church
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 18:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Ahtari Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Korpilahti (Oravivuori Triangulation Tower & Hoyry Galleria). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gosta, go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla vacation planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Korpilahti, Mantta-Vilppula, Church of Keuruu, Liikelataamo, Petajavesi Old Church
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
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Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta
Hoyry Galleria ©
Hoyry Galleria
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vainolanniemi and Puijo Tower. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kuopio are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Tahko Farmi, Leppavirta Church, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ukko-Koli and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Joensuu Church in Joensuu, approximately 1h 05 min away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip planning website .

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Joensuu
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Ruka and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Suomussalmi (Martinselkonen Wilds Centre & Hossa National Park). There's more to do: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Koli National Park in April: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 37°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Suomussalmi, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

3
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 Ice Karting Levi. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Levi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Siida. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Action Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop).

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip builder .

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sampo Icebreaker and Pyhatunturi. Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Sampo Icebreaker
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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