10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  5​h
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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hours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then stroll through Feelapland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Chicago in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inari.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get outside with Lake Inari and then identify plant and animal life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 5th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip tool .

Getting from Inari to Kouvola by combination of shuttle, flight, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in September, with highs in Kouvola at 59°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip tool .

You can drive from Kouvola to Turku in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanko.

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#Beaches, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 7th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo national park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hanko are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Teijo national park
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel planner .

Getting from Hanko to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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