59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Turku
— 7 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 11 nights
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Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday maker.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Turku is slightly colder than Copenhagen - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Old Church of Keuruu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Himos Ski Resort and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), and examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere tour planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:

Savonlinna

— 5 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Tohmajarven kirkko. Get in touch with nature at Kolovesi National Park and Lake Saimaa. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Salpa Line (in Kerimaki), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

Koli National Park

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pielisen Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ukko-Koli and Pirunkirkko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Kuopio (Kuopio Market City Hall, Puijo Tower, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Makravaara Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Koli National Park are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Ruka and Korouoma Canyon. Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kuusamo fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Sodankyla and Maupertuis Memorial. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla), Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea & Eeron Polku Trail) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planner.

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. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 10:

Yllasjarvi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Jemes Sport, surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yllasjarvi road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Yllasjarvi in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Samiland and Taatsin seita. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell & Sarkitunturi). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Yllasjarvi to Levi in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Inari Reindeer Farm). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip app.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Helsinki

— 11 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka), Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 31:

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."