60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Porvoo
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 6 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Fly to Mariehamn Airport, Drive to Sund
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Sund, Aland Island
— 1 night
Drive to Mariehamn Airport, Fly to Curitiba

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Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

Plan my day in Porvoo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Curitiba, Brazil to Porvoo is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Curitiba to Porvoo due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Curitiba in February; daily highs in Porvoo reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

Kotka

— 5 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. Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John's Church and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Ruotsinpyhtaa (Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa & Stromforsin Ruukki), Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aijanniemi Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka sightseeing planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Kotka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Kotka sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Lappeenranta

— 6 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Lappeenranta Fortress and Wolkoff House Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Imatra Waterfall and Mielakka Ski Center. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Imatra (Lammassaari Island, Lempukka Beach, &more), Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Pyhan Ristin kirkko). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta online vacation builder.

Getting from Kotka to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. February in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:

Savonlinna

— 5 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Provincial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu), Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (in Joensuu) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and get your bearings at Riihisaari.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip tool.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get some cultural insight at Kierikkikeskus and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. You'll explore and learn at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Step out of Oulu with an excursion to Icebreaker Sampo in Kemi--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Oulu travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Oulu sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. Get outdoors at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). The adventure continues: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oulu in February: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Step off the beaten path and head to Icekarting Levi and Giewont Husky Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi trip maker app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get in touch with nature at Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Get some historical perspective at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Skolt Sami Heritage House in Sevettijarvi, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, head outdoors with Lake Inari, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inari tour planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Ruijanpolku Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka route builder website.

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mannerheim Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg) and Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:

Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Jokioinen Museum Railway. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Pori (Yyteri Beach & Herrainpaivat Beach), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Nagu Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Vepsa Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Kumlinge Church (in Kumlinge). Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Turku online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sund.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 2:

Sund, Aland Island

— 1 night
Sund is a municipality of Åland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then walk around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Bomarsund.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sund itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Turku to Sund. In April, daytime highs in Sund are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sund

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.

Aland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites