60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  13 h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
9
Kouvola
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
11
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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 where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday site.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. 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

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park, 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). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train 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 Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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), Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; 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 catch the train 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: look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla tour itinerary app.

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Korpilahti, Old Church of Keuruu, Liikelataamo, Petajavesi Old Church, 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
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
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 Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

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Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
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: make a trip to Paateri, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, 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

Side Trips

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

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), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and get all the information you need at Riihisaari.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Old Mine Mining Museum
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Puumala (Puumalan Lake, Lietvesi Scenic Road, &more), Imatra (Imatrankoski, Tainionkosken Church, &more) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, identify plant and animal life at Neitvuori, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, and get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Joensuu to Mikkeli by car takes about 3 hours. February in Mikkeli sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puumala, Imatra, 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: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Wolkoff House Museum (in Lappeenranta). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and fly down the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola route planning app.

Take a train from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. 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 travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors 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
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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 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, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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

Side Trips

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

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 stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find ratings, maps, 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 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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