58 days in Finland Itinerary

58 days in Finland Itinerary

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58 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  17​h
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Kuopio
— 5 nights
10
Mikkeli
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey website .

Manila, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in January, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Nagu Church (in Nagu), Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nagu Church, Old Rauma, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's still lots to do: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ahvenisto, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 17:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

5
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Powerpark (in Harma), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library, see the interesting displays at Terranova, and view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vaasa are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Seinajoki, Stundars Museum, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Powerpark
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Ojberget ©
Ojberget

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi route builder site .

Getting from Vaasa to Levi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii), SnowCastle of Kemi (in Kemi) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, get your game on at Hoplop, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and get curious at Tietomaa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu route planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

SnowCastle of Kemi, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Raahe Museum
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

6
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for parks, museums, nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oulu to Koli National Park. In February, daytime highs in Koli National Park are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Finnish Air Force Museum (in Jyvaskyla), New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

New Valamo Monastery, Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, Finnish Air Force Museum, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Room Escape Games

12
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle, Pikkukirkko, & more) and Puumala (Puumalan Lake, Lietvesi Scenic Road, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, identify plant and animal life at Neitvuori, explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and get engrossed in the history at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip planner .

Take a train from Kuopio to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Puumala, Jyvaskyla, Savonlinna, Parikkala
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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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. On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally walk around Katariina Seaside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka travel planner .

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

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