8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Espoo
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago


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1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 26°F, while days are colder, around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel route app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at Siida, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Inari are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, look for gifts at Riimikko, then view the masterpieces at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Porvoo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in April; daily highs in Porvoo reach 46°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Espoo road trip site .

You can drive from Porvoo to Espoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in April, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Rock Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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