5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— Few hours
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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. On the 9th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Inari, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 9th (Sun).

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 - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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