5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary 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.
On the 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Erfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Erfurt to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Erfurt in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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."