16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in November: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in November since evenings lows in Levi dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Ahvenisto in Hameenlinna--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Levi to Tampere by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in November, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 37°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Ruokapuoti Lumo) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

4
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 to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

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

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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