5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
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 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip builder site .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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