3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel 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 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."