3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dive Finland Oy, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in November, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."