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: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions 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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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."