4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in March, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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