5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Helsinki

— 2 nights

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours as well as Arctic Husky Farm. On the 18th (Sat), get outside with Arctic Husky Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally have fun at Angry Birds Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."