9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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 2nd (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planning app .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in February, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 22°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
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 3rd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On your second day here, make a trip to Naantali Church, have fun at Moomin World, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with highs in Turku at 32°F and lows at 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pori road trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere vacation site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker site .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in February, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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