60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 5 nights
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Joensuu
— 5 nights
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Kotka
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Turku

— 5 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), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, &more) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 5:

Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Ulrika Eleonora Church (in Kristiinankaupunki) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Terranova, fly down the slopes at Ojberget, and get your game on at Makeitout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Ruijanpolku Trail). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Angeli Reindeer Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park, and stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vaasa to Inari in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vaasa in April: high temperatures in Inari hover around 3°C and lows are around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oulu planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Oulu sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

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. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, Ukko-Koli, &more) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa online itinerary maker.

Drive from Oulu to Lieksa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 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 National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Joensuu tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

Kotka

— 6 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Mielakka Ski Center, &more), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Joensuu to Kotka by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 14:

Helsinki

— 7 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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 21:

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."