5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary 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.
On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Doha, Qatar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than Doha - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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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.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 · Specialty 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."