17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Feelapland and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and stop by LAURI.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 28°F by day to 20°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Snow Village, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi driving holiday planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kuopio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Levi in November, expect Kuopio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in November, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Tampere Cathedral. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
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Room Escape Games
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island and then explore the galleries of Louhisaari Manor.

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

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Hakaniemi Market. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Room Escape Games

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