5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 11th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On your second day here, make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then have fun at Santa Claus Office.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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."