5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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."