5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Saariselka
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Inari online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Inari: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka
To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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