5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planning tool.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Helsinki

— 3 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."