4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Barcelona - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 4th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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."