4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki

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 24th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planning website.

Varna, Bulgaria to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Varna in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

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 (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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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."