16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly:  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
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then see Santa Claus Office, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Fun & Games, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pori route maker site .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Pori in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Siikalahti Wetland and Lammassaari Island. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Johanna Oras Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Puumala wooden church (in Puumala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and find something for the whole family at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online vacation planner .

Fly from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 25th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

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

Getting from Savonlinna to Loviisa by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Espoo.

Things to do in Loviisa

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) and The Finnish Railway Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Teijo national park and Aurlahti Beach. Take a break from Espoo with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. The adventure continues: get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Espoo trip itinerary app .

Drive from Loviisa to Espoo in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

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

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