7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  16​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  18​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Okrafor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Sacramento, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Helsinki is 10 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in November, you will find days in Helsinki are much colder (40°F), and nights are a bit cooler (32°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Shopping

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
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere tour planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Tampere, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spas
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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day
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in November: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 26°F and lows are around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas 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 9th (Sat): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris

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