5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route builder

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planning app.

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

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 8th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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."