60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Sotkamo
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
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Kouvola
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Vaasa
— 6 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Sotkamo

— 3 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Relax by the water at Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rukajarvi-keskus and Jyrkkakosken Ruukki. Venture out of the city with trips to Boreal Wildlife Centre (in Kuhmo) and Bowling Center Keilaukko (in Hyrynsalmi). There's still lots to do: perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sotkamo trip planner.

Oulu to Sotkamo is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Sotkamo are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

Koli National Park

— 7 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Joensuu Church and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. Get some cultural insight at Pielisen Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Utra Beach (in Joensuu), Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Koli National Park are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 12:

Kouvola

— 5 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Wolkoff House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Bunker Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Church of St. Nicholas, &more), Kotka (Kotka Church, Beach Mansikkalahti, &more) and Joutsenon kirkko (in Lappeenranta). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Koli National Park in December: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:

Helsinki

— 8 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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 25:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 26th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Visit Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Visit Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori (Yyteri Beach & Herrainpaivat Beach), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary maker.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 10:

Vaasa

— 6 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Visiting Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Wolf Cave will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Stundars Museum and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Kokkola (Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, K.H. Renlund Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, deepen your understanding at Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi, view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Meteoriihi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Visit Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church for their historical value. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and get your game on at Saariselka Bowling.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker app.

Getting from Vaasa to Saariselka by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vaasa in January, with highs in Saariselka at -11°C and lows at -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Arktikum and Rovaniemi Local History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online route planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around -17°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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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."