4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Copenhagen Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Copenhagen, Train to Malmo

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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip 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), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online road trip planner.

Malmo, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Malmo in December, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
On the 26th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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."