5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Istanbul, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online journey planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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