4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour builder

Make it your trip
Train to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Berlin Tegel, Train to Leipzig

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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 24th (Fri): wander the streets of Katajanokka and then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Leipzig, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than Leipzig - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 25th (Sat), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saariselka journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Saariselka, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."