59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  27 h
1
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Inari
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Adelaide

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto, Palander House, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and take some stellar pictures from Padasjoen Tuomastornit.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere travel route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 7.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in April, with highs in Tampere at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Keuruu, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, trek along The Archipelago Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku attractions planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Teijo National Park, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Pietarsaari (Aspegrens Rosenlund & Arctic Museum Nanoq) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojberget, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Mustasaari, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Seinajoki Library, Stundars Museum
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Ojberget ©
Ojberget

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Ruijanpolku Trail). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool.

Fly from Vaasa to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vaasa in May, with highs in Inari at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pello to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, get curious at Tietomaa, and get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Oulu are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Koitelinkoski, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:
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Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

6
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.
When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara, approximately Rautavaara away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park route builder.

Drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, get your bearings at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, and head outdoors with Anjan Puisto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli planning tool.

Getting from Koli National Park to Mikkeli by car takes about 4 hours. In June in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Parikkala, Woikosken Automuseo, Kummakivi Boulder, Southern Konnevesi National park, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto

5
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). The adventure continues: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, walk around Sibelius Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka travel planning website.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Valkmusa National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

6
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 Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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