60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
2
Turku
— 6 nights
3
Pori
— 3 nights
4
Tampere
— 7 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Levi
— 5 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
8
Oulu
— 5 nights
9
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
10
Savonlinna
— 5 nights
11
Imatra
— 3 nights
12
Kotka
— 4 nights

9
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.
Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to The National Museum of Finland and Mannerheim Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: EKTA museum (in Raseborg) and Gunnarstrand (in Hanko). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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 °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vantaa, Hanko, EKTA museum
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 10:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

6
nights
Turku

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 Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. 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 Gallery A, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and shop like a local with Photographic Centre Peri.

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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Naantali Old Town, Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, Kauppakeskus Mylly
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 16:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Shop till you drop at Pori Art Museum and Kauppakeskus Puuvilla. You'll explore and learn at Villa Mairea and Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Marela Museum House, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni, and admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laukko Manor will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gustaf.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keuruu, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, The Parola Armour Museum
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 26:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Inari

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, thenget 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 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 °C and lows about °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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. 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 (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, &more). There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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 °C in December, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Sarestoniemi Museum
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Rovaniemi Church and Church of Sodankyla will appeal to history buffs. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pentik Hill (in Posio) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip tool.

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 °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

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Ranua Zoo, Pentik Hill, Kopara Reindeer Park
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

5
nights
Oulu

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 Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Get some cultural insight at Raahe Museum and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Hailuoto (Luovon Puoji & Marjaniemi Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, make a trip to Kierikkikeskus, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu sightseeing website.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hailuoto, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Koitelinkoski, Haukipudas Church, Raahe Museum
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

2
nights
Sotkamo

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 °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

5
nights
Savonlinna

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 Savonlinna Provincial Museum. 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), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Joensuu (Honkaniemi Beach, Taitokortteli, &more). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, 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 °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Joensuu, Mikkeli, Heinaveden kirkko, Kolovesi National Park, St. George Church
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Imatra

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 Prisma. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lappeen Marian kirkko and Lappeenrannan raatihuone. Venture out of the city with trips to Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, &more) and Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi (in Puumala). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, stop by Imatran Kalatalo, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra online road trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Imatra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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. Art Centre Salmela and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lehman and Beach Mansikkalahti. Venture out of the city with trips to Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Shopping Centre Karisma (in Lahti) and Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and look for gifts at Poikilo - Museums.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kotka day trip planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mantyharju, Poikilo - Museums, Shopping Centre Karisma, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Ankkapurha Cultural Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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