57 days in Finland Itinerary

57 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Turku
— 7 nights
5
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
6
Kuopio
— 4 nights
7
Joensuu
— 6 nights
8
Savonlinna
— 6 nights
9
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
10
Lahti
— 5 nights
11
Kotka
— 6 nights

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 Pyhatunturi and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get some historical perspective at Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also take a 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 °C and lows are around °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

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Church of Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi, Kopara Reindeer Park
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:
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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 Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus 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 enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu journey planning site.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °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, Haukipudas Church, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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 The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rauhaniemi Beach and Visavuori. Venture out of the city with trips to Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Visavuori, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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 Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Korpo Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, hike along The Archipelago Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Hanko, Louhisaari Manor, Nagu Church, Automobile Museum
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 29:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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 Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and Finnish Air Force Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi). It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, 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 °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Ahtari Zoo, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), Leivonmaki National Park, Pyha-Hakki 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 RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio travel route builder app.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kuopio are °C, while nighttime lows are °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, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

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 Old Mine Mining Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tohmajarven kirkko and Uhrihalkeama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Lieksa (Neitikoski Rapids & Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Akka-Koli Hill, &more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Joensuu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Old Mine Mining Museum, Tohmajarven kirkko, 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 Pikkukirkko are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Linnansaari National Park and Siikalahti Wetland. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Salpa Line (in Kerimaki), Imatra (Lammassaari Island, Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, &more) and Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko & Kummakivi Boulder). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. April in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki, Ruokolahti, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Lappeenranta Fortress and Headquarters Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy and Saimaa Kanal Museum. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Pirtin perinnepuisto (in Kangasniemi), Puumalan Lake (in Puumala) and Lappeenranta (Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God & Sandcastle Lappeenranta). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Anttola, Pirtin perinnepuisto, Puumalan Lake, 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. Appreciate the collections at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and Apulandia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hame Castle and Holy Cross Church. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Hameenlinna Art Museum, Evo Hiking Area, &more), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery, get a new perspective on nature at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Radio and TV Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Riihimaki Art Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, 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 °C in April, and nighttime lows around °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, Asikkala, Riihimaki, Church of Hollola, Hiidenkirnut
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
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Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) ©

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 Kotka Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, make a trip to St. John's Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:
Highlights from your plan
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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