60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

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 Kallahdenniemi Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to The National Museum of Finland and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Gunnarstrand (in Hanko) and EKTA museum (in Raseborg). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki is 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trips

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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

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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 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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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

3
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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 Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Marela Museum House, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, and get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip website.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Pori sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Tampere

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 Haihara Art Centre 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: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti) and Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation maker.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can 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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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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, 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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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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 Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. 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). 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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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Rovaniemi

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. Church of Sodankyla and Rovaniemi Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto), Pentik Hill (in Posio) 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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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

5
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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 Haukipudas Church. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Hailuoto (Luovon Puoji & Marjaniemi Lighthouse) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -14°C. Cap off 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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Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

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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 -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 · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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 Kerimaki Church. Appreciate the collections at S/S Salama and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. 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. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Heinaveden kirkko, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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 Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Venture out of the city with trips to Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi (in Puumala) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress, Lappeenrannan raatihuone, &more). 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 -7°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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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 Linden Esplanade 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 Shopping Centre Karisma (in Lahti), Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Aijanniemi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati, 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

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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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