7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12 h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and then stop by Katajanokka. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 17°F, while days are little chillier, around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Turku sees daily highs of 27°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
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 14th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in January, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 15°F and lows about -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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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 16th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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