4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Porvoo
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Lappeenranta is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Milan to Lappeenranta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in December; daily highs in Lappeenranta reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Porvoo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo itinerary site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

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 5th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

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.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."