5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dublin

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.
Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing site .

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than Dublin - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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