5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dublin to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Mon), see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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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."