60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 10 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 7 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Inari
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 7 nights
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Helsinki

— 10 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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Okra. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Lahti (Shopping Centre Karisma & Sibelius Hall) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take a tour by water with Dive Finland Oy, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Islamabad in December, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (3°C), and nights are slightly colder (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 11:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Get some cultural insight at Turun Taidehalli and Gallery A. Venture out of the city with trips to Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo) and Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Ruokapuoti Lumo). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Do your shopping at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala and Seinajoen Taidehalli - Kunsthalle Seinajoki. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tikanoja Art Museum and Stundars Museum. When in Vaasa, make a side trip to see Neristan (Old Wooden Town) in Kokkola, approximately Kokkola away. Spend the 18th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

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Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Laukko Manor and Tallipihan Suklaapuotifor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori (Herrainpaivat Beach & Pori Art Museum) and Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Museum-lovers will appreciate Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Ruijanpolku Trail. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Inari at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Levi

— 5 nights
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 Wingrens Dogsafaris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarestoniemi Museum and Ounasjoki - River for activities. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Powerun Adventures (in Kolari) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Inari to Levi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

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 outdoors at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arctic Emotions Oy, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rukatunturi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Spas · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka.

Plan trip to Sotkamo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Rukatunturi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sotkamo, with lows of -15°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielisen Museum and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Get outdoors at Ukko-Koli and Honkaniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Utra Beach). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Koli National Park are -9°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

Mikkeli

— 7 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Centre Salmela and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Johanna Oras Art Gallery and Mikkelin Taidemuseo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna), Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala) and Imatra (Lempukka Beach & Imatran Kalatalo). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, get a taste of the local shopping with Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, do a tasting at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anttola Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli journey maker tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Mikkeli in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."