59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 9 nights
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Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Old Rauma, Rauma Art Museum, &more) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Turku route maker tool.

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in January, with highs in Turku at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tampere

— 9 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House), Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). There's still lots to do: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu.

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

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Helsinki

— 10 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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Arctic Trainers SUP-center, Joensuu Church, &more). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Koli National Park hover around -3°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Korouoma Canyon in Posio--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, test your team's savvy at Escape Room Kuusamo, soothe aching muscles at Rukaland, and fly down the slopes at Ruka.

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

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in March, with highs in Kuusamo at -2°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi, get all the equipment you need at Bliss Adventure, then get a dose of the wild on Arctic Husky Farm, and finally do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Otsamo Fell, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Levi

— 6 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimiotunturi Fell, &more) and Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris). Spend the 16th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and experience rural life at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."