3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

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3 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Riga

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planning website .

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Riga in December, Helsinki is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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