4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 18th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums
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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."