5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): have fun at Angry Birds Park, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planning app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Traveling from London in January, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Helsinki

— 3 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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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."