60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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

— 4 nights
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 Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Imatra (Imatran Kalatalo & Imatrankoski). 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 get engrossed in the history at Bunker Museum.

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

Boracay, Philippines to Kotka is an approximately 132-hour travel. 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:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
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: Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi (in Puumala), Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more) and Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). 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:

Jyvaskyla

— 5 nights
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 Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen. Old Church of Keuruu and Church of Keuruu 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), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, get some fabulous bargains at Panda Factory Outlet, 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:

Kuopio

— 5 nights
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: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara), Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo (in Varkaus) 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 Kuopion Korttelimuseo, 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:

Koli National Park

— 5 nights
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 Koli Nature Centre Ukko. 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, Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

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 Korundi House of Culture. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

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 · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:

Levi

— 3 nights
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 · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
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:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Tikanoja Art Museum and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum 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:

Tampere

— 5 nights

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 Tampere Art Museum. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Turku

— 5 nights
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 Turku Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Galleria Joella. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

Helsinki

— 8 nights

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 Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). 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:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."