60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
8
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Helsinki
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  19 h 30 min
End: Boracay

4
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stromforsin ruukki and Kotka Church. Let the collections at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Maritime Centre Vellamo capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Ungern and Rosen Fortresses (in Loviisa), Imatra (Imatran Kalatalo, Imatra Waterfall, &more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, browse the different shops at Zsar Outlet Village, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

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Boracay, Philippines to Kotka is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Boracay to Kotka. Traveling from Boracay in March, things will get much colder in Kotka: highs are around 1°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Imatra, Virolahti, Stromforsin Ruukki, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Olavinlinnan Musta Passi are in your itinerary. Art Centre Salmela and Lappeenranta Fortress will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Lappeenrannan kirkko), Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Lempukka Beach) and Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi (in Puumala). There's lots more to do: get your bearings at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Savonlinna, Imatra, Mantyharju, Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Let the collections at Vitikkala Manor and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Church of Keuruu and Toivolan Vanha Piha. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula), Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen (in Tuuri). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, take in the views from Karkisten Silta, pause for some serene contemplation at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Drive from Mikkeli to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Keuruu, Jamsa, Petajavesi Old Church, Panda Factory Outlet
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New Valamo Monastery and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kuopion Korttelimuseo and VB Photographic Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo (in Varkaus), Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Korkeakoski, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In April in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Korkeakoski
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:
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Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo ©
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielisen Museum and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tohmajarven kirkko and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Taitokortteli).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Tohmajarven kirkko
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Arktikum and Christmas House Santa will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Muonio
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
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.
Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel for their historical value. Let the collections at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum capture your imagination.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Tikanoja Art Museum and Arctic Museum Nanoq will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Step out of Vaasa to go to Kokkola and see Neristan (Old Wooden Town), which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, examine the collection at Terranova, cool off at Tropiclandia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa visit planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Vaasa is a bit warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Raippaluodon Silta, Stundars Museum, Arctic Museum Nanoq
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online trip planner.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Joella and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Naantali, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Gunnarstrand (in Hanko). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Inkoon kirkko
Find places to stay May 11 — 19:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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