57 days in Finland Itinerary

57 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Pyhatunturi. Get some historical perspective at Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moscow in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Korouoma Canyon, Church of Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Haukipudas Church and Kauppahalli will appeal to history buffs. Raahe Museum and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. 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: see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu journey planning site.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tampere City Library, Metso and Finlayson Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Police Museum and Visavuori. Venture out of the city with trips to The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere journey tool.

Take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

The Parola Armour Museum, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Visavuori
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Vepsa Island and Bellevue Beach. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Nagu Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, &more) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Hanko, Korpo Church, Automobile Museum, Kultaranta Garden
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 29:
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Keuruu and Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum of Central Finland and Finnish Air Force Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi), Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Turku in March, with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, Leivonmaki National Park
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Popular historic sites such as St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Lutheran Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Venajanhiekka and Kuopion Korttelimuseo. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori), Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio travel route builder app.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Tahko Farmi, Venajanhiekka, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

6
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mohko Ironworks Museum and Tohmajarven kirkko. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Joensuu Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Akka-Koli Hill, &more), Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 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 go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Salpa Line are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Imatra Waterfall and Siikalahti Wetland. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Joutsenon kirkko (in Lappeenranta), Imatra (Lammassaari Island, Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, &more) and Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko & Kummakivi Boulder). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip website.

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) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki, Ruokolahti, Joutsenon kirkko, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Lappeenranta Fortress and Infantry Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Headquarters Museum. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Puumalan Lake (in Puumala), Lappeenranta (Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, &more) and Pirtin perinnepuisto (in Kangasniemi). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, and see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Anttola, Puumalan Lake, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Pirtin perinnepuisto
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. Appreciate the collections at Apulandia and Radio and TV Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Cross Church and Church of Hollola. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Hameenlinna Art Museum, Evo Hiking Area, &more), Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, get a new perspective on nature at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, and do a tasting at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lahti travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kotka.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Riihimaki, Asikkala, Hiidenkirnut, Holy Cross Church
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
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Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum
Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) ©
Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)
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. Get outdoors at Mielakka Ski Center and Riverside Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Bunker Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kotka sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Lahti to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa, Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum, Loviisan kirkko
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

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