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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Krakow, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Krakow to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Helsinki is slightly colder than Krakow - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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."