6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at LAURI, and then meet the residents at Feelapland.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

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. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
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 (Thu): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku journey tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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