4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip 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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
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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."