6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Daughter of the Baltic

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 13th (Sat): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (65°F), and nights are a bit cooler (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Levi: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Tours · Trails · Outdoors
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."