5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Paris

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then stroll through Hietaranta Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip app .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Helsinki at 26°F and lows at 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 16°F and lows of 6°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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