4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Istanbul - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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