57 days in Finland Itinerary

57 days in Finland Itinerary

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57 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
5
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Vaasa
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Tampere
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
8
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Manila, Luzon

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio). The adventure continues: gear up at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary planner .

Manila, Philippines to Levi is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manila to Levi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi planning app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Museum - Gallery Alariesto
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between -9°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Joensuu
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

6
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery) and Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo (in Varkaus). Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuopio visit planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Linnansaari National Park, Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Leppavirta Church
Highlights from your plan
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games

6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Communications Centre Lokki, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jyvaskyla vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Ahtari Zoo, Petajavesi Old Church, Himos Ski Resort, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Room Escape Games
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Seinajoki (Seinajoki Library & Aalto Center of Seinajoki), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, examine the collection at Terranova, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa visit website .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Mustasaari, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Stundars Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online route planner .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Spas
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Old Rauma in Rauma--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

6
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & Saimaa Canal), Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and stroll around Sibelius Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. February in Kotka sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Imatra Waterfall, Repovesi National Park, Salpa Line Museum, Hamina Town Hall
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

4
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool .

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Kotka in February, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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