5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
San Francisco

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Helsinki tour site .

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. In February, Helsinki is colder than San Francisco - with highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Helsinki in February since evenings lows in Tampere dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of 22°F and lows of 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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