60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kuopio
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Tampere
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Levi is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, expect Levi to be much colder, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 11:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in November; daily highs in Koli National Park reach 1°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Joensuu
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

6
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's still lots to do: have fun at Vainolanniemi, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuopio trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

New Valamo Monastery, Venajanhiekka, Leppavirta Church, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Tahko Farmi
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa), Pirtin perinnepuisto (in Kangasniemi) and Mikkeli (Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, Mikkeli Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, don't miss a visit to Hoyry Galleria, and view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Korpilahti, Petajavesi Old Church, Himos Ski Resort, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
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Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Room Escape Games
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Seinajoki (Seinajoki Library, Civil Guard and Lotta Museum, &more). Spend the 30th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Vaasa sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Kokkola, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Saltkaret, Stundars Museum
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

7
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: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Haralanharju Tower, and have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sastamala, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Ahvenisto, Holy Cross Church, Haralanharju Tower
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 11:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

5
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: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Pike's Gut (in Hanko). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, make a splash at JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September?, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip app.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Automobile Museum, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Pike's Gut
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Mielakka Ski Center), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Puumalan Lake (in Puumala). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kymi Church, and examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Lahti, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kotka in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

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