60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 4 nights
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
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Kuopio
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights

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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. Get in touch with nature at Arboretum Mustila and Imatra Waterfall. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maritime Centre Vellamo and Bunker Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Imatra (Imatran Kalatalo & Imatrankoski), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, get some fabulous bargains at Zsar Outlet Village, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, and make a trip to Hamina Town Hall.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kotka day trip planning tool.

Boracay, Philippines to Kotka is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to Kotka is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Boracay in March, with highs in Kotka at 1°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

5
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Lempukka Beach and Repovesi National Park. For shopping fun, head to Art Centre Salmela or Mikkeli Market Place. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Lammassaari Island (in Imatra), Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more) and Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi (in Puumala). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, and get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mikkeli tour site.

Drive from Kotka to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
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. Shop till you drop at Vitikkala Manor and Panda Factory Outlet. Old Church of Keuruu and Toivolan Vanha Piha are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art), Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen (in Tuuri) and Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla day trip website.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

5
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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll explore and learn at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and VB Photographic Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate New Valamo Monastery and Heinaveden kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo (in Varkaus), Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Korkeakoski (in Tuovilanlahti). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo ©
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pielisen Museum and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Visit Tohmajarven kirkko and Uhrihalkeama for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, Joensuu Church, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins

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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.
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Saariselka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Tikanoja Art Museum and Terranova will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, make a splash at Tropiclandia, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in April, expect Vaasa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Galerie Forsblom and Galleria Lapinlahti will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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