5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planning website .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for gifts at LAURI.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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