5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip app.

Bergen, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning app.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · 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."