5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 2 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, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in March, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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 · 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."