7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip maker .

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 difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere route builder site .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in January, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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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 21st (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then have fun at Kid's Land.

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Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in January, with highs in Levi at 15°F and lows at -1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Thu), see Santa Claus Office, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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