60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
2
Inari
— 4 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Oulu
— 5 nights
8
Vaasa
— 4 nights
9
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Charlotte

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Charlotte, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in April, with highs in Rovaniemi at 38°F and lows at 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Ruijanpolku Trail). And it doesn't end there: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. April in Inari sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Giewont Husky Adventures, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuusamo side-trips: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Riisitunturi National Park). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, fly down the slopes at Ruka, and explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To plan Kuusamo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of Lieksa with an excursion to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Ukko-Koli, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, make a trip to Paateri, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa journey planning site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Lieksa by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lieksa, with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Olavinlinna Castle, & more), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In April in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Savonlinna, Kuopio, Kolovesi National Park, Siikalahti Wetland
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Perameren Kansallispuisto (in Kemi), Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip site .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in April, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Perameren Kansallispuisto, Raahe Museum, Koitelinkoski, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Pietarsaari (Arctic Museum Nanoq & Aspegrens Rosenlund) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Pietarsaari, Stundars Museum, Seinajoki Library
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Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Makeitout ©
Makeitout

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Evo Hiking Area). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paijatsalo Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Old Church of Keuruu, Haralanharju Tower, Kallenaution Kievari
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Room Escape Games

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum), Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the activities along Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Naantali, Rauma, Teijo National Park, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay May 12 — 18:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

5
nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Wolkoff House Museum (in Lappeenranta) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and make a trip to Linden Esplanade.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kotka itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum, Woikosken Automuseo, Wolkoff House Museum, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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