3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki online trip builder.

Nottingham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nottingham to Helsinki. Traveling from Nottingham in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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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."