60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  17​h
1
Turku
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 7 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, hike along The Archipelago Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Teijo National Park, Bonk Museum
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, see the interesting displays at Vitikkala Manor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paijatsalo Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 5:
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Ulrika Eleonora Church (in Kristiinankaupunki), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, stroll through Ojberget, examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, and get your game on at Makeitout.

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Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vaasa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kokkola, Pietarsaari, Mustasaari, Stundars Museum, Ulrika Eleonora Church
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
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Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Ruijanpolku Trail). There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inari route planner .

Fly from Vaasa to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in April, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
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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

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and relax in the rural setting at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Raahe Museum, Jalavan Kauppa, Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
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Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Hupisaaret Park
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

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. Go for a jaunt from Lieksa to Rautavaara to see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lieksa trip planner .

Drive from Oulu to Lieksa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In April in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Joensuu road trip planning site .

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In May in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kuopio, Kolovesi National Park, Linnansaari National Park, Siikalahti Wetland
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

6
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Mielakka Ski Center, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip planning website .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kotka in 4 hours. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Woikosken Automuseo, Valkmusa National Park, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay May 8 — 14:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

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Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa
Find places to stay May 14 — 21:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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