60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
2
Turku
— 6 nights
3
Pori
— 3 nights
4
Tampere
— 7 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Levi
— 5 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
8
Oulu
— 5 nights
9
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
10
Savonlinna
— 5 nights
11
Imatra
— 3 nights
12
Kotka
— 4 nights

9
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.
Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Kallahdenniemi Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to The National Museum of Finland and The Aalto House. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Gunnarstrand (in Hanko) and EKTA museum (in Raseborg). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hanko, Vantaa, EKTA museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Photographic Centre Peri. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Kuusisto Manor
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Shop till you drop at Pori Art Museum and Ruokapuoti Lumo. You'll explore and learn at Villa Mairea and The Old Town Hall Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pori road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
Highlights from your plan
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Haihara Art Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Laukko Manor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning app.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keuruu, Laukko Manor, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thenget great views at Otsamo Fell, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Let the collections at Sarestoniemi Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages). There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Sarestoniemi Museum
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Ranua Zoo and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Rovaniemi Church and Church of Sodankyla will appeal to history buffs. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pentik Hill (in Posio) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip tool.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pentik Hill, Kopara Reindeer Park, Ranua Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Shop till you drop at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Get some cultural insight at Raahe Museum and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Hailuoto (Luovon Puoji & Marjaniemi Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, make a trip to Kierikkikeskus, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu sightseeing website.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hailuoto, Haukipudas Church, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Koitelinkoski
Highlights from your plan
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then stroll through Venajanhiekka.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oulu to Sotkamo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
Highlights from your plan
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

5
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Appreciate the collections at S/S Salama and Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Mikkeli (Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli & Mikkeli Rural Parish Church), Joensuu (Honkaniemi Beach, Taitokortteli, &more) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna sightseeing site.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, Mikkeli, St. George Church, Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church
Highlights from your plan
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Do your shopping at IsoKristiina and Prisma. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lappeen Marian kirkko and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Venture out of the city with trips to Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress, Lappeenrannan raatihuone, &more) and Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi (in Puumala). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, stop by Imatran Kalatalo, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra online road trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Imatra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi
Highlights from your plan
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

4
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. Art Centre Salmela and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lehman and Aijanniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Shopping Centre Karisma (in Lahti). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip planner.

Getting from Imatra to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Mantyharju, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Ankkapurha Cultural Park, Poikilo - Museums, Shopping Centre Karisma
Highlights from your plan
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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