60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary builder

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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, stroll around Kupittaa Park, 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 take a train; or fly. 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: Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro) and Mustasaari (Saltkaret & Aava Kertun Kotitila). Spend the 6th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Ojberget, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, and steep yourself in history at Stromso.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa holiday tool.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · 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: Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oulu journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Oulu sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can 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 Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto), Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

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: 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 · Tours · Winter Sports

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. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 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, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

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: Korkeakoski (in Tuovilanlahti), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) 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, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can 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: Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu), Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi) and Jamsa (Himos Ski Resort & Vitikkala Manor). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hoyry Galleria, take in the waterfront activity at Jyvaskylan Harbour, walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku.

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: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday builder website.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can 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 Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more) and Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala). There's lots more to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, walk around Riverside Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

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Getting from Tampere to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of 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 · 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."