3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dublin to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Dublin - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Spas · Neighborhoods
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saariselka road trip website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In November, Saariselka is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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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."