60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Train
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly
8
Kuopio
— 6 nights
Drive
9
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
10
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive
11
Kotka
— 7 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Islamabad

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki. While traveling from Islamabad, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 7:

Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). Spend the 9th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Ojberget, see the sky in a new way at Meteoriihi, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip builder app.

Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:

Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki), Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Ahvenisto) and Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test the waters at Tullin Sauna, and get great views at Padasjoen Tuomastornit.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 18:

Turku

— 5 nights
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 Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo) and Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with a short trip to Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselka (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Inari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Inari reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Sarestoniemi Museum in Kaukonen, about 52 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kuopio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:

Kuopio

— 6 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Rautavaara (Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto & Venajanhiekka), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, soothe aching muscles at Tahko Spa, take in the exciting artwork at G12 Galleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip builder site.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Kuopio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Joensuu Church (in Joensuu). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -9°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road & Viewing Platform in Puumala), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Lempukka Beach (in Imatra). There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, and look for gifts at Stella.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip builder website.

Drive from Koli National Park to Mikkeli in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:

Kotka

— 7 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Tykkimaen Sauna (in Kouvola) and Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planning site.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Kotka are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 29:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."