6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. January in Turku sees daily highs of 27°F and lows of 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 12th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around 15°F and lows are around -1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Tue), see Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°F in Rovaniemi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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