60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Drive:  2 h
5
Tampere
— 8 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
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. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Visit Bengtskar Lighthouse and Snappertunan kirkko for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio) and Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Bellevue Beach). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at EKTA museum, make a trip to Ekenas Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Raseborg day trip site.

Charlotte, USA to Raseborg is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charlotte to Raseborg, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in February, you will find days in Raseborg are cooler (32°F), and nights are a bit cooler (23°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Pernio, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, Snappertunan kirkko, Fagervik Museum
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Uto and The Archipelago Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Nagu Church (in Nagu), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Raseborg to Turku takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Nagu Church, Korpo Church, Louhisaari Manor, Pargas Church
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 5:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard, take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can 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 Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Isokari Lighthouse and Marela Museum House. Venture out of the city with trips to Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Automobile Museum). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rauma trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rauma sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 24°F at night. 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
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and Petajavesi Old Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra (in Punkalaidun). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauhon kirkko, examine the collection at Hiekka Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Church of Keuruu
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 18:
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Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel tool.

Fly from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
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Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Sodankyla and Sarestoniemi Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi visit planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 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 Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Sarestoniemi Museum, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Church of Sodankyla
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lemmenjoki National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:
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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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Ruka and Hossa National Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo travel route planning site.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. 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 Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tohmajarven kirkko and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ukko-Koli and New Valamo Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Joensuu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°F in Joensuu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Linnansaari National Park and Salpa Line. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. 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

Punkaharju, Kerimaki, Heinaveden kirkko, Linnansaari National Park, Leppavirta Church
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari 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 cultural insight at Lappeenranta Fortress and Wolkoff House Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Imatra Waterfall and Saimaa Canal. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas & Tainionkosken Church). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta travel route site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hamina.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Mikkeli, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Hiidenvuori, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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. On the 12th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hamina sightseeing site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Hamina in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Pyhan Ristin kirkko, Bunker 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

8
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 the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mannerheim Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, The Runeberg Home, &more), Church of St. Lawrence (in Lohja) and Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip website.

You can drive from Hamina to Helsinki in 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) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Church of St. Lawrence, Apulandia, Hvittrask
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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