60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Pori
— 6 nights
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Vaasa
— 7 nights
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Luosto
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Nuorgam
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Turku — 6 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Sa-int Maanpuolustusmuseo will appeal to museum buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning website.

Lagos, Nigeria to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Turku is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Lagos in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Hameenlinna (Aulanko Golf & Linna Golf). There's much more to do: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and do a tasting at Ronnvik Winery.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.
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Pori — 6 nights

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. We've included these beaches for you: Herrainpaivat Beach and Yyteri Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa Mairea and Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: Kauhanevan-Pohjankankaan Kansallispuisto (in Kauhajoki), Emil Cedercreutzin Museo (in Harjavalta) and Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Koivuniemen Herran Farmi Lunch Cafe, get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vaasa.
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Vaasa — 7 nights

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Stundars Museum and Terranova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Kuddnas Museum (in Uusikaarlepyy), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Kokkola (The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum & Neristan (Old Wooden Town)). Spend the 25th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tikanoja Art Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Rukatunturi.
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Rukatunturi — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with Posioutdoors, get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rukatunturi vacation builder tool.

Drive from Vaasa to Rukatunturi in 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in December; daily highs in Rukatunturi reach -7°C and lows reach -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.
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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.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo), Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luosto.
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Luosto — 2 nights

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 11th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm and then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

Find out how to plan Luosto trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Luosto, with lows around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.
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Saariselka — 4 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.
Let the collections at Gold Prospector Museum and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Otsamo Fell, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, &more). And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saariselka online trip maker.

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nuorgam.
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Nuorgam — 2 nights

Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nuorgam trip site.

Getting from Saariselka to Nuorgam by car takes about 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saariselka to Nuorgam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saariselka in January, things will get a bit warmer in Nuorgam: highs are around -4°C and lows about -11°C. You will leave for Levi on the 18th (Wed).
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen) and Outdoors Yllas (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 19th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: see the winter wonderland with Safartica Yllas, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Levi route builder website.

You can drive from Nuorgam to Levi in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nuorgam to Levi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nuorgam in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 9 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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Visit Bellevue Beach and Aurlahti Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kotka (Beach Mansikkalahti, Linden Esplanade, &more), Kytaja Golf (in Hyvinkaa) and Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Furuvik rantasauna - Furuvik Beach Sauna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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