5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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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. In December, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · 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."