4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

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 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip app.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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Helsinki

— 3 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."