60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Raseborg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 3 nights
5
Tampere
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Levi
— 4 nights
8
Inari
— 4 nights
9
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Charlotte

4
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bengtskar Lighthouse and Ekenas Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Teijo national park and Raseborg Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Raseborg side-trips: Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, make a trip to Hanko Water Tower, and identify plant and animal life at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Raseborg online day trip planner .

Charlotte, USA to Raseborg is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Raseborg. When traveling from Charlotte in February, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Raseborg: temperatures range from 32°F by day to 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Pernio, Fagervik Museum, Snappertunan kirkko, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Uto and The Archipelago Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Nagu Church (in Nagu), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku trip maker app .

Drive from Raseborg to Turku in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Nagu Church, Korpo Church, Pargas Church
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 5:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik, go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in March, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Visit Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and Old Rauma for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Church of the Holy Cross and Isokari Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rauma: Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church, Bonk Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rauma vacation builder site .

Drive from Kimito Island to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rauma are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Uusikaupunki
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

8
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petajavesi Old Church and Tampere Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jokioinen Museum Railway and Church of Keuruu. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra (in Punkalaidun). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gosta, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere holiday maker site .

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, Church of Keuruu, Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in March, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between 31°F and 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Sodankyla and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see The Sarestoniemi Museum about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online journey planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Church of Sodankyla
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Samiland ©
Samiland

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Popular historic sites such as Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Inari, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Ruka and Kiutakongas Rapids. Take a break from the city and head to Hossa National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hossa National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tohmajarven kirkko and Joensuu Church. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Joensuu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Joensuu, with lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Mine Mining Museum, Ukko-Koli, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, Tohmajarven kirkko, New Valamo Monastery
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pikkukirkko and Leppavirta Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi), Salpa Line (in Kerimaki) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online vacation planner .

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. April in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kolovesi National Park, Leppavirta Church
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get some historical perspective at Lappeen Marian kirkko and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of St. Nicholas and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Tainionkosken Church (in Imatra), Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, and admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lappeenranta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Mikkeli, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Ruokolahden Kirkko
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hamina trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Hamina by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Hamina, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhan Ristin kirkko, Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, The Runeberg Home, & more) and Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hamina to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in April, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, Church of Hollola
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 21:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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