5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Yllasjarvi
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Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Helsinki. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Yllasjarvi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safartica Yllas and then stop by Jemes Sport.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yllasjarvi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Yllasjarvi. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Yllasjarvi to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Sun), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

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Traveling by car from Yllasjarvi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yllasjarvi in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."