5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions 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 29th (Thu), have fun at Santa Claus Office and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."