59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
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Kotka
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto, Palander House, &more) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere travel route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 7.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in April, with highs in Tampere at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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Entertainment Center
Irti Maasta Tampere
4.8
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Theme Park
Ahvenisto
5.0

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku attractions planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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National Park
Teijo National Park
4.6
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
4.6

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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: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Pietarsaari (Aspegrens Rosenlund & Arctic Museum Nanoq). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojberget, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ski Area
Ojberget
4.4

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Ruijanpolku Trail). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool.

Fly from Vaasa to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vaasa in May, with highs in Inari at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0

4
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pello to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
5.0
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, get your game on at Hoplop, see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, and stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Water Body
Koitelinkoski
4.8
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Biking Trail
Outdoors Oulu Oy
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
4.6

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara, approximately Rautavaara away. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, make a trip to Paateri, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Oulu to Koli National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
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Water Body
Pielinen
5.0
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Outdoor Activity
Neitikoski Rapids
5.0

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Mikkeli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Mikkeli takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8
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Outdoor Activity
Anjan Puisto
4.6
Military Museum
Communications Centre Lokki
5.0

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). The adventure continues: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, walk around Sibelius Park, and step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka travel planning website.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
5.0
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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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