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

— 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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to 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): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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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."