60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
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Kuopio
— 5 nights
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Lieksa
— 5 nights
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Joensuu
— 5 nights
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 7:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and get advice or help at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

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: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House), Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki) and Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at HopLop.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

Jyvaskyla

— 5 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hoyry Galleria, perfect your strike at Liikelataamo, contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, and shop like a local with Vitikkala Manor.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:

Kuopio

— 5 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:

Lieksa

— 5 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more) and Myllymuseo (in Juuka). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lieksa online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Lieksa by car takes about 3 hours. In January in Lieksa, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

Joensuu

— 5 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko), Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, trek along Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, and get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In February in Joensuu, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Imatra (Imatrankoski, Tainionkosken Church, &more), Puumala (Lake Saimaa, Lietvesi Scenic Road, &more) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, get great views at Neitvuori, and see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip planning site.

Drive from Joensuu to Mikkeli in 3 hours. February in Mikkeli sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Wolkoff House Museum (in Lappeenranta), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, fly down the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center, examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and stroll around Riverside Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola online day trip planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Kouvola sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Saariselka is slightly colder than Kouvola - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

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 Levi's surroundings by going to Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 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."