4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Helsinki
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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.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can 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 7th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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."