59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Turku
— 7 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Drive
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Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 11 nights
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Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Old Rauma and Kuusisto Manor will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and deepen your understanding at Abo Akademi.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday maker.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Turku is slightly colder than Copenhagen - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Church of Keuruu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Himos Ski Resort and Yyteri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere route builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Tampere sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Savonlinna

— 5 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Get in touch with nature at Kolovesi National Park and Lietvesi Scenic Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi), Lake Saimaa (in Puumala) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and take in the history at Salpa Line.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli National Park

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ukko-Koli and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Kuopio (Kuopio Market City Hall, Puijo Tower, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Makravaara Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. February in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Ruka and Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours. Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Posio and see Korouoma Canyon, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. February in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Sodankyla and Maupertuis Memorial. Take a break from the city and head to Arctic Emotions Oy and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Eeron Polku Trail (in Pello), Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllasjarvi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Jemes Sport, surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yllasjarvi road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Yllasjarvi in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Do some cultural sightseeing at Samiland and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Taatsin seita (in Kittila) and Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell & Sarkitunturi). There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Yllasjarvi to Levi in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Inari Reindeer Farm). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip app.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Helsinki

— 11 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mannerheim Museum and Johannes Church. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get curious at Heureka.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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."