60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 6 nights
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
4
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
5
Kuopio
— 5 nights
6
Lieksa
— 5 nights
7
Joensuu
— 5 nights
8
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
9
Kouvola
— 4 nights
10
Saariselka
— 3 nights
11
Levi
— 3 nights
12
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

6
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 13.5-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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum, King's Road
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 7:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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), Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). 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: take a train; or fly. January in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Bonk Museum, Suomen Huvilupa Oy, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

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 °C, and evening lows to °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

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Parola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Kallenaution Kievari
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
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 Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). 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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Korpilahti, Old Church of Keuruu, Liikelataamo, Vitikkala Manor, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Hoyry Galleria ©
Hoyry Galleria
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) 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 °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Myllymuseo
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
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 National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more), Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). 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 °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Riihisaari, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Old Mine Mining Museum
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna), Imatra (Imatrankoski, Tainionkosken Church, &more) and Puumala (Puumalan Lake, 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

Imatra, Puumala, Olavinlinna Castle, Kummakivi Boulder, St. George Church
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

4
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
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). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, fly down the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center, get engrossed in the history 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 °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kotka, Wolkoff House Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum, Woikosken Automuseo
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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, get all the equipment you need 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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Saariselka is slightly colder than Kouvola - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

5
nights
Rovaniemi

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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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