16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Espoo
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Santa Claus Office and then see the top attractions with Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and then get your game on at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 67°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Yyteri Beach, thenkick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

Plan trip to Pori with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Pori takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Savonlinna Provincial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kerimaki Church and Pikkukirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Lammassaari Island (in Imatra), Puumala wooden church (in Puumala) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planning website.

Drive from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Lammassaari Island, Puumala wooden church, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 25th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo. On the next day, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then stroll around Riverside Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Loviisa trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Loviisa in 4 hours. In July in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

4
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) and The Finnish Railway Museum. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Espoo: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Horology.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Espoo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Loviisa to Espoo in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Espoo are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

The Finnish Railway Museum, Bellevue Beach, Aurlahti Beach, Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), Teijo National Park
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Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) ©
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
The Finnish Railway Museum ©
The Finnish Railway Museum

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