57 days in Finland Itinerary

57 days in Finland Itinerary

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57 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Joensuu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Savonlinna
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Lahti
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Moscow

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Church of Sodankyla. Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Luosto National Park and Pyhatunturi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Rovaniemi is minus 1 hour. In March, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Moscow - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi, Church of Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Raahe Museum and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kauppahalli and Haukipudas Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oulu journey planner .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March in Oulu, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Sampo Icebreaker, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parola Tank Museum and Visavuori. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Mantta-Vilppula to see Serlachius Museum Gosta about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere route planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Parola Tank Museum, Serlachius Museum Gosta
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Rauma and Nagu Church. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, & more), Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and browse the exhibits of Louhisaari Manor.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Hanko, Kultaranta Garden, Nagu Church, Korpo Church
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 29:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Church of Keuruu and Muuramen Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ahtari Zoo and Leivonmaki National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi). There's more to do: learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Turku in March, Jyvaskyla is a bit cooler at night with lows of -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, Muuramen Church, Ahtari Zoo, Leivonmaki National Park
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get in touch with nature at Venajanhiekka and Tahko Farmi. Get some cultural insight at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum and St. Nikolaos Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Venajanhiekka, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Tahko Farmi
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

6
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Mine Mining Museum and Tohmajarven kirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Lieksa (Neitikoski Rapids & Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto), Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Akka-Koli Hill, & more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mohko Ironworks, don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Tohmajarven kirkko, Mohko Ironworks, Old Mine Mining Museum
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Mohko Ironworks ©
Mohko Ironworks
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

6
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kerimaki Church and Salpa Line. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pikkukirkko and Tainionkosken Church. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski), Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko & Kummakivi Boulder) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and take an in-depth tour of Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki, Ruokolahti, Linnansaari National Park, Kolovesi National Park
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
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Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Lappeenranta Fortress and Repovesi National Park. Take a break from the city and head to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Anjan Puisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Puumalan Lake (in Puumala), Lappeenranta (Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, & more) and Pirtin perinnepuisto (in Kangasniemi). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, and explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli online route planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Anttola, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Pirtin perinnepuisto, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

5
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Museum-lovers will appreciate Motorcycle Museum of Finland and Palander House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) and Hiidenkirnut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Haemeenlinna (Hameenlinna Art Museum, Evo Hiking Area, & more) and Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Riihimaki Art Museum, get great views at Radio and TV Museum, examine the collection at Apulandia, and get a new perspective on nature at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lahti trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Riihimaki, Asikkala, Church of Hollola, Paijatsalo Trail
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle

6
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Bunker Museum. Get in touch with nature at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Fagerö Kaunissaari. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa). On the 2nd (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola, Pyhtaa, Loviisan kirkko, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

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