3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

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Daughter of the Baltic

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 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Budapest to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."