4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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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 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. On the next day, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
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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 18th (Sat), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally stop by Marttiini Senaatintori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then admire the striking features of Old Customs House, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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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."