60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Kalibo International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 4 nights
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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
Fly
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay

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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 Kotka Church and St. John's Church. Linden Esplanade and Hamina Town Hall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Imatra (Imatran Kalatalo, Imatra Waterfall, &more) and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, get engrossed in the history at Bunker Museum, and steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kotka road trip planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Kotka is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Boracay to Kotka. In March, Kotka is cooler than Boracay - with highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Head to Art Centre Salmela and Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaelifor some retail therapy. Visiting Lempukka Beach and Repovesi National Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Lammassaari Island (in Imatra), Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi (in Puumala) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and look for gifts at Mikkeli Market Place.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kotka to Mikkeli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vitikkala Manor and Church of Keuruu. Appreciate the collections at Serlachius Museum Gustaf and The Alvar Aalto Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen (in Tuuri). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and Kuopion Korttelimuseo. Let the collections at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara), Korkeakoski (in Tuovilanlahti) and Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Matkus Shopping Center, stroll around Snellman Park, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, and admire the masterpieces at VB Photographic Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Kuopio sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

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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 outdoors at Ukko-Koli and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tohmajarven kirkko and Joensuu Church. Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and take an unorthodox tour of Uhrihalkeama.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park journey planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. It doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Gold Prospector Museum and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Let the collections at Tikanoja Art Museum and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from 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, see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in April, with highs in Vaasa at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Sarkanniemi Theme Park capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Kuusisto Manor are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Galleria Joella. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (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 Apr 15 — 20:

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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 Temppeliaukio Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerie Forsblom and Galleria Lapinlahti. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 28:

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."