5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday builder

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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 galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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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 a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · 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 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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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."