60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
8
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Helsinki
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  19 h 30 min
End: Boracay

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. Museum-lovers will appreciate World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Bunker Museum. Shop till you drop at Imatran Kalatalo and Zsar Outlet Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Imatra (Imatra Waterfall & Imatrankoski) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka journey planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Kotka is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Boracay to Kotka. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Boracay in March; daily highs in Kotka reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Imatra, Virolahti, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Do your shopping at Art Centre Salmela and Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli. Get in touch with nature at Lempukka Beach and Repovesi National Park. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more), Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi (in Puumala) and Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mikkeli trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Mantyharju, Savonlinna, Imatra, Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll explore and learn at Vitikkala Manor and Toivolan Vanha Piha. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Church of Keuruu and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula), Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen (in Tuuri). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla day trip tool.

Getting from Mikkeli to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keuruu, Jamsa, Mantta-Vilppula, Panda Factory Outlet, Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at New Valamo Monastery and Heinaveden kirkko. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Korkeakoski (in Tuovilanlahti). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center, admire the masterpieces at VB Photographic Centre, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, and examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kuopio using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kuopio are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, Korkeakoski
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Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo ©
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Pielisen Museum and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli and Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen. Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, Joensuu Church, &more) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Joensuu, Tohmajarven kirkko, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Luosto to see Amethyst Mine Lapland about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see Santa Claus Office, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 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 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Appreciate the collections at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Museums

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Stundars Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Go for a jaunt from Vaasa to Pietarsaari to see Arctic Museum Nanoq about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, examine the collection at Terranova, make a splash at Tropiclandia, and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa holiday planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Vaasa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in April: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Raippaluodon Silta, Stundars Museum, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Let the collections at Moomin Museum and Tampere City Library, Metso capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

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

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield will get you outdoors. Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahallifor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Naantali, Kuusisto Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

8
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 in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Gunnarstrand (in Hanko). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online journey builder.

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 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, King's Road, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Inkoon kirkko, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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