60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
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Oulu
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Kuopio
— 6 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Kotka
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
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Turku

— 5 nights
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: Salo (Mathildedalin Kylapanimo & VMB Fishing) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku online day trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Kyro Distillery Company (in Isokyro) and Mustasaari (Saltkaret & Aava Kertun Kotitila). Spend the 6th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Ojberget, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Terranova, and make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Oulu

— 4 nights
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: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oulu day trip app.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello), Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi, and see Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo) and Muonio (Sarkitunturi & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins). Spend the 20th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi journey planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, see the winter wonderland with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, soothe aching muscles at Rukaland, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 5 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.
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, Joensuu Church, &more). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, stroll through Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online route builder.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Kuusamo in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Koli National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Kuopio

— 6 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Korkeakoski (in Tuovilanlahti) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In May in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 4:

Jyvaskyla

— 6 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Jamsa (Himos Ski Resort & Vitikkala Manor), Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi) and Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hoyry Galleria, stroll around Pirtin perinnepuisto, admire the natural beauty at Park Mikkelipuisto, and go for a stroll along the water at Jyvaskylan Harbour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in June, plan for little chillier nights in Jyvaskyla, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:

Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

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: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). And it doesn't end there: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning website.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:

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 (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more), Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, walk around Riverside Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

Helsinki

— 7 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."