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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) 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 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler 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 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · 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."