4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip 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: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from London, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of -3°C to lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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 31st (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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."