5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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