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

Sotkamo ©
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.

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Rukajarvi-keskus ©
Rukajarvi-keskus

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Joensuu Church and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. Get some cultural insight at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. 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.

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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Wolkoff House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Church of St. Nicholas, &more), Joutsenon kirkko (in Lappeenranta) and Kotka (Kotka Church, Beach Mansikkalahti, &more). 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, learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, 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.

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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. 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). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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Turku

Turku ©
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 Teijo National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

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 Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Yyteri Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Visiting Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Stundars Museum and Terranova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Wolf Cave (in Karijoki) and 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 travel to Saariselka.

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum

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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 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 flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; 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 travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Levi

Levi ©
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 fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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.

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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
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.

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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

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 Pilke Science Centre 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.

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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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