5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Manchester, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Helsinki

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Helsinki. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in January, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."