60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Pori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 7 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ivalo
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Congonhas Airport

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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.
Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to The National Museum of Finland and Katajanokka. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Gunnarstrand (in Hanko) and EKTA museum (in Raseborg). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 10:

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 16:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Shop till you drop at Pori Art Museum and Ruokapuoti Lumo. You'll explore and learn at Villa Mairea and Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Marela Museum House, Old Rauma, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pori road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

7
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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.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Vitikkala Manor will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Laukko Manor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki) and Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning app.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 26:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then get great views at Otsamo Fell, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Let the collections at Sarestoniemi Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages). There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ranua Zoo and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Rovaniemi Church and Church of Sodankyla will appeal to history buffs. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pentik Hill (in Posio), Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Shop till you drop at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen and Kauppahalli. Get some cultural insight at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Haukipudas Church. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Raahe Museum (in Raahe), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Hailuoto (Luovon Puoji & Marjaniemi Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Oulu road trip planning app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Oulu are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then stroll through Venajanhiekka.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oulu to Sotkamo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Appreciate the collections at S/S Salama and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Mikkeli (Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, &more), Joensuu (Honkaniemi Beach, Taitokortteli, &more) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna sightseeing site.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

3
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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Do your shopping at IsoKristiina and Imatran Kalatalo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lappeen Marian kirkko and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Venture out of the city with trips to Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress, Lappeenrannan raatihuone, &more) and Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi (in Puumala). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, browse the range of quality goods at Prisma, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Imatra trip planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

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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. Art Centre Salmela and Poikilo - Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lehman and Aijanniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala), Shopping Centre Karisma (in Lahti) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip planner.

Getting from Imatra to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

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."