5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in March, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
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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, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · 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."