3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can 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 31st (Fri): explore and take pictures at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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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."