59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Pori
— 4 nights
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Mustasaari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo & Hame Castle). Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning website.

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Tampere to be cooler, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum (in Pargas). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Turku route planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 13:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Old Town Hall Museum, &more) and Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum, Bonk Museum, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards, stop by Porin Kauppahalli, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

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Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Pori, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

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Mustasaari

Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mustasaari: Vaasa (Hietasaaren uimaranta, Tikanoja Art Museum, &more). Spend the 18th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mustasaari are -4°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Kauppakeskus Iso Myy & Taitokortteli), Kuopio (Vainolanniemi, Lutheran Cathedral, &more) and Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Koli National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in January, with highs in Koli National Park at -9°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Puumala (Viewing Platform in Puumala & Lietvesi Scenic Road) and Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Joutsenon kirkko). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some photo ops at Mannerheim Statue, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In January in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Syote National Park (in Syote) and Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ruka, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo day trip app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Savonlinna in January, with lows around -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), Kemi Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:

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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 Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 12th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi route maker tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Lake Inari). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling, and look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

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Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Kirkkonummi to see Hirsala Golf about 34 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in February, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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."