5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  17​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip tool .

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki is 7 hours. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mustasaari, ranging from highs of 32°F to lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip website .

Drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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