59 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

59 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

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59 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Lulea, Sweden
1
Lulea, Sweden
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Skelleftea, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Umea, Sweden
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Arvidsjaur, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Vittangi, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kittila, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Kemi, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Oulu, Finland
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Jyvaskyla, Finland
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Turku, Finland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Helsinki, Finland
— 7 nights
End: Helsinki, Finland


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7
nights
Lulea, Sweden

Lulea ©
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 Gammelstad Church Town and Hertsostigen Trail. Get some cultural insight at Siknasfortet and Flygmuseet F21. Explore Lulea's surroundings by going to Holgers Traktor Museum (in Overkalix), Overtornea Kyrka (in Overtornea) and Kalix Kyrka (in Kalix). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Gultzauudden, see the sky in a new way at Teknikens Hus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Isbanan, and make a trip to Victoriafortet.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lulea trip website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Luleå Airport. In June in Lulea, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Skelleftea.

Things to do in Lulea

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pitea, Boden, Holgers Traktor Museum, Overtornea Kyrka, Siknasfortet
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Gammelstad Church Town ©
Gammelstad Church Town
Siknasfortet ©
Siknasfortet
Kalix Kyrka ©
Kalix Kyrka

4
nights
Skelleftea, Sweden

Skelleftea ©
Skellefteå is a city and the seat of Skellefteå Municipality in Västerbotten County, Sweden, with 32,775 inhabitants in 2010. Bonnstan and Skelleftea Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Bjuroklubbs Naturreservat and Flarken Adventure. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Svansele (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hike along Strandpromenaden, take in the views from Lejonstromsbron, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Olovs kyrka, and walk around Nordanaparken.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Skelleftea trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lulea to Skelleftea takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Skelleftea are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Umea.

Things to do in Skelleftea

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Bjuroklubbs Naturreservat, Flarken Adventure
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Strandpromenaden ©
Strandpromenaden
Flarken Adventure ©
Flarken Adventure
Skelleftea Museum ©
Skelleftea Museum

6
nights
Umea, Sweden

Umea ©
Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guitars the Museum and Karleksviken. Take a break from the city and head to Hoga Kusten and Bolesholmarna. Venture out of the city with trips to Ulvo Museum (in Ulvohamn), Norrbyskars Museum (in Hornefors) and Varldsarvet Hoga Kusten (in Ornskoldsvik). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Arboretum Norr, look for all kinds of wild species at Grossjon Nature Reserve, admire the striking features of Umea Ostra Railway Station, and explore the world behind art at Vasterbottens Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Umea trip itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arvidsjaur.

Things to do in Umea

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ornskoldsvik, Ulvo Museum, Skulebergets linbana, Norrbyskars Museum
Highlights from your plan
Guitars the Museum ©
Guitars the Museum
Hoga Kusten ©
Hoga Kusten
Norrbyskars Museum ©
Norrbyskars Museum

4
nights
Arvidsjaur, Sweden

Arvidsjaur ©
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. Let the collections at Kulturhuset Gamla Apoteket and Silvermuseet capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Burning Snow and Galtis. Explore Arvidsjaur's surroundings by going to Storforsen (in Vidsel) and Laponie Ice Driving (in Arjeplog). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hembygtsmuseet Gamla Prastgarden.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arvidsjaur trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Umea to Arvidsjaur takes 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) early enough to travel to Vittangi.

Things to do in Arvidsjaur

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Arjeplog, Kulturhuset Gamla Apoteket, Storforsen
Highlights from your plan
Burning Snow ©
Burning Snow
Silvermuseet ©
Silvermuseet
Galtis ©
Galtis

1
night
Vittangi, Sweden

Vittangi
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Vittangi Algpark.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vittangi travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Arvidsjaur to Vittangi takes 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Vittangi are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. 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

2
nights
Kittila, Finland

Kittila ©
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Snow Village, and then delve into the distant past at Taatsin seita.

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

Drive from Vittangi to Kittila in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Vittangi to Kittila is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita

6
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Auttikongas. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Kopara Reindeer Park. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip app .

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 catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi, Kopara Reindeer Park, Ranua Zoo, Korouoma Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Kemi, Finland

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Visiting SnowCastle of Kemi and Kotielainpuisto Arkadia will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Perameren Kansallispuisto and Kemi Church. When in Kemi, make a side trip to see Tornio Golf in Tornio, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni, and find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kemi trip builder app .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Highlights from your plan
SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

5
nights
Oulu, Finland

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nallikari Beach and Outdoors Oulu Oy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Raahe Museum and Kauppahalli. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii), Marjaniemi Lighthouse (in Hailuoto) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas). Spend the 9th (Fri) on two wheels at Syote Ski & Nature Resort. There's still lots to do: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Oulu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Marjaniemi Lighthouse, Raahe Museum, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

6
nights
Jyvaskyla, Finland

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Old Church of Keuruu and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Southern Konnevesi National park and Leivonmaki National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Mikkeli (Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, Communications Centre Lokki, & more) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu, and take in the views from Karkisten Silta.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Jyvaskyla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Keuruu, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Leivonmaki National Park, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
Highlights from your plan
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) ©
Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)

6
nights
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Kurjenrahka National Park and Jokioinen Museum Railway. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Automobile Museum) and Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Uto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park, Jokioinen Museum Railway
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

7
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park, Fagervik Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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