59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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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
Drive
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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

— 5 nights

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). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Adelaide, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Adelaide to Tampere, you'll gain 7.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in April, with highs in Tampere at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

Turku

— 6 nights
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

Find places to stay May 3 — 9:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Pietarsaari (Aspegrens Rosenlund & Arctic Museum Nanoq) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). 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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 drive to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Inari

— 4 nights
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.

Drive from Vaasa to Inari in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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 drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Levi

— 4 nights
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 Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) 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 car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

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, take a memorable tour with Tours, 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

Find places to stay May 21 — 27:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas) and Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, don't miss a visit to Kierikkikeskus, have some family-friendly fun at Hoplop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Koli National Park

— 6 nights
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

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
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 3.5 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Kotka

— 5 nights
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: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kotka day trip planner.

Getting from Mikkeli to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

Helsinki

— 6 nights

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 the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."