4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday builder tool.

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 difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In December, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping · Fun & Games
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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."