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. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday site.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

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: Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church), Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planner.

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

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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 identify plant and animal life 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), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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), Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna) and Puumala (Lake Saimaa, Lietvesi Scenic Road, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, and make a trip to Kenkavero.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mikkeli trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Joensuu to Mikkeli in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

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), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, hit the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and stroll around Riverside Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola route planning app.

Drive from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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

Parks · Outdoors · 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 Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and hit the slopes 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: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip app.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. 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 · 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."