60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 8 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 8 nights
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Museum-lovers will appreciate Galerie Forsblom and ARTag Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jumbo Shopping Center.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in March, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 24:

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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. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get some cultural insight at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka) and Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, get great views at Otsamo Fell, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari vacation maker tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla, approximately Sodankyla away. Spend the 31st (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

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Akaslompolo

Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo journey planning tool.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 11:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll explore and learn at Tikanoja Art Museum and Vaasa Car & Motor Museum. Get some cultural insight at Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Arctic Museum Nanoq. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava), Museum of South Ostrobothnia (in Seinajoki) and Kokkola (Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum & Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum). Spend the 12th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in April, you will find days in Vaasa are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:

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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.
Head to Laukko Manor and Galleria Rongafor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Hiekka Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane) and Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip site.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 25:

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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.
Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Turun Taidehalli and Ett Hem Museum. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 2:

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

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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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Art Centre Salmela and Bunker Museum. Get some historical perspective at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and St. John's Church. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hevoshaan Arboretum, &more) and MyGoodKnife (in Lappeenranta). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, stroll around Riverside Park, stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, and kick back and relax at Aijanniemi Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotka sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 12:

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."