3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Mon), have fun at Santa Claus Office and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi planner.

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Rovaniemi is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in January, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route tool.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · 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."