60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Awao, Mindanao
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
12
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Espoo
— 9 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28 h
End: Awao, Mindanao

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's much more to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip app .

Awao, Philippines to Kotka is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Awao to Kotka. In March, Kotka is cooler than Awao - with highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Valkmusa National Park, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

5
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 Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, hit the slopes at Ojberget, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Mustasaari, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Stundars Museum, Arctic Museum Nanoq
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). There's still lots to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in March, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Giewont Husky Adventures, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, approximately Pyhatunturi away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, walk around Ainolan Puisto, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Koitelinkoski, Jalavan Kauppa
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
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Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Hupisaaret Park
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Lieksa is known for museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lieksa trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oulu to Lieksa. In April, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Olavinlinna Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Joensuu with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Joensuu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Savonlinna, Linnansaari National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Siikalahti Wetland
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus), Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Kuopio. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

St. George Church, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Orinoro Gorge, Southern Konnevesi National park, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Varkaus Water Tower Terrace ©
Varkaus Water Tower Terrace

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli (in Mikkeli), Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park, stop by Vitikkala Manor, and walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla vacation builder site .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Paijatsalo Trail, Vitikkala Manor, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, Old Church of Keuruu
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Evo Hiking Area) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and make a trip to Louhisaari Manor.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning app .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

9
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Espoo: Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park, EKTA museum, &more), Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko, the Church of St. Lawrence in Lohja (in Lohja) and Kuhakoski Waterfall (in Nurmijarvi). The adventure continues: walk around Nuuksio National Park, enjoy some diversion at HopLop Espoo, head outdoors with Arctic Expedition, and examine the collection at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum).

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Espoo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Espoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Espoo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Raseborg, Kirkkonummi, Riihimaki, Hanko, King's Road
Find places to stay May 3 — 12:
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arctic Expedition ©
Arctic Expedition
King's Road ©
King's Road

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