60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Drive:  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:  3 h
8
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  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. 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: Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Imatra (Imatran Kalatalo & Imatrankoski) 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 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 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

Side Trips

Hamina, Imatra, Virolahti, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

5
nights
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: Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more), Lammassaari Island (in Imatra) 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

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Mantyharju, Imatra, Savonlinna, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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. 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 Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, revel in the low prices at Panda Factory Outlet, and learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jamsa, Keuruu, Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi Old Church, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
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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
nights
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 Kuopion Korttelimuseo. 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 still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center, admire the masterpieces at VB Photographic Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip website.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -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

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
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©

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

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park sightseeing planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Joensuu, Tohmajarven kirkko, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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.
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 Wildlife Tours

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.
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 Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up 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.
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, 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 Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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

4
nights
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: Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola). 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 Nature

Side Trips

Arctic Museum Nanoq, Stundars Museum, Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Raippaluodon Silta
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere City Library, Metso. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing 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 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.
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

Side Trips

Naantali, Kuusisto Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Galerie Forsblom and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 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, Inkoon kirkko, King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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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