5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings 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 photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Helsinki is cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, plan for little chillier nights in Tampere, with lows around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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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): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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