60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 13 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Tampere
— 8 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Nuorgam
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Helsinki

— 13 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.
Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Jumbo Shopping Centerfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Didrichsen Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Hamina Old Town (in Hamina). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

Mactan Island, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Mactan Island to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mactan Island in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — Jan 1:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Galleria Joella. Step out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo), Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Ruokapuoti Lumo) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 8:

Tampere

— 8 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Laukko Manor and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Haihara Art Centre and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Pori (Yyteri Beach & Herrainpaivat Beach). There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, see the interesting displays at Suomen Pelimuseo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 16:

Koli National Park

— 6 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venajanhiekka and Utra Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Ukko-Koli and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tampere in January, you will find days in Koli National Park are a bit cooler (-9°C), and nights are about the same (-15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -19°C in Rukatunturi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): head outdoors with Arctic Husky Farm and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi day trip website.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. January in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Saariselka

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Inari Reindeer Farm in Inari--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and trek along Ruijanpolku Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online road trip planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Nuorgam.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Nuorgam

— 2 nights
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with Alma Arktika.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuorgam online journey planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Nuorgam in 3 hours. Traveling from Saariselka to Nuorgam, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saariselka in January, things will get a bit warmer in Nuorgam: highs are around -4°C and lows about -11°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Nuorgam

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 6 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nuorgam to Levi by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Nuorgam in February, expect little chillier with lows of -12°C in Levi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 7:

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Kotielainpuisto Arkadia in Simo, approximately Simo away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, and see Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."