6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Chicago

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo, and visit Katajanokka.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Chicago to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 3rd (Fri), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around 15°F and lows are around -1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°F in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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