59 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

59 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

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Lulea, Sweden
— 7 nights
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Skelleftea, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Umea, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Arvidsjaur, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Vittangi, Sweden
— 1 night
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Kittila, Finland
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 6 nights
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Kemi, Finland
— 3 nights
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Oulu, Finland
— 5 nights
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
— 6 nights
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Turku, Finland
— 6 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 7 nights

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Lulea, Sweden

— 7 nights
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gultzauudden and Siknasfortet. Visiting Balingeberget Nature Reserve and Hertsoestigen Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Lulea: Holgers Traktor Museum (in Overkalix), Overtornea Kyrka (in Overtornea) and Kalix Kyrka (in Kalix). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Gammelstad Church Town, don't miss a visit to Victoriafortet, brush up on your military savvy at Forsvarsmuseum Boden, and see the interesting displays at Pitea Boat Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lulea online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Luleå Airport. June in Lulea sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Skelleftea.

Things to do in Lulea

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skelleftea, Sweden

— 4 nights
Skellefteå is a city and the seat of Skellefteå Municipality in Västerbotten County, Sweden, with 32,775 inhabitants in 2010. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bonnstan and Sankt Olovs kyrka. Step off the beaten path and head to Strandpromenaden and Flarken Adventure. Change things up with these side-trips from Skelleftea: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Svansele) and Bjuroklubbs Naturreservat (in Lovanger). There's still lots to do: get outside with Marranasvaltan, stroll around Nordanaparken, take in the views from Lejonstromsbron, and see the interesting displays at Skelleftea Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Skelleftea trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Lulea to Skelleftea in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Skelleftea are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Umea.

Things to do in Skelleftea

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Umea, Sweden

— 6 nights
Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holmons Kyrka and Umea stads kyrka. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guitars the Museum and Norrbyskars Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ornskoldsvik (Varldsarvet Hoga Kusten & Hoga Kusten), Ulvo Museum (in Ulvohamn) and Skulebergets linbana (in Docksta). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Karleksviken, admire the striking features of Umea Ostra Railway Station, see the interesting displays at Umea Energicentrum, and kick back and relax at Bolesholmarna.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Umea road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Skelleftea to Umea in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arvidsjaur.

Things to do in Umea

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arvidsjaur, Sweden

— 4 nights
Arvidsjaur is a locality and the seat of Arvidsjaur Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 4,635 inhabitants in 2010.Arvidsjaur is a center for the European car industry. Get a sense of the local culture at Hembygtsmuseet Gamla Prastgarden and Kulturhuset Gamla Apoteket. Take a break from the city and head to Galtis and Laponie Ice Driving. Explore Arvidsjaur's surroundings by going to Silvermuseet (in Arjeplog) and Storforsen (in Vidsel). The adventure continues: get outside with Burning Snow.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arvidsjaur day trip app.

Getting from Umea to Arvidsjaur by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Arvidsjaur are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vittangi.

Things to do in Arvidsjaur

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vittangi, Sweden

— 1 night
Vittangi is a locality situated in Kiruna Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 784 inhabitants in 2010.The locality is very notable because it houses a cluster of people exhibiting congenital analgesia, an otherwise extremely rare condition involving the inability to feel pain. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Vittangi Algpark.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vittangi trip maker site.

You can drive from Arvidsjaur to Vittangi in 4.5 hours. June in Vittangi sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Vittangi

Wildlife · Parks

Kittila, Finland

— 2 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taatsin seita.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kittila trip planning website.

Getting from Vittangi to Kittila by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 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 Ranua Zoo and Fishing Charters & Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Arktikum. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Kemi, Finland

— 3 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Tornio Golf and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kemi SnowCastle and Kemi Church. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Perameren Kansallispuisto, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kemi trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Oulu, Finland

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Raahe Museum and Haukipudas Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Rokuan Kansallispuisto and Hupisaaret Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii), Syote Ski & Nature Resort (in Syote) and Marjaniemi Lighthouse (in Hailuoto). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu attractions planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Oulu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla, Finland

— 6 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Church of Keuruu and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower. Escape the urban bustle at Southern Konnevesi National park and Leivonmaki National Park. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to St. George Church (in Joroinen), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Mikkeli (Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, Communications Centre Lokki, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park, see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu, and snap pictures at Karkisten Silta.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online trip planner.

Drive from Oulu to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Turku, Finland

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. Popular historic sites such as Uto and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa are in your itinerary. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Automobile Museum) and Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more). The adventure continues: work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, head off the coast to Kokar, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Helsinki, Finland

— 7 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo, Linden Esplanade, &more) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning app.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."