5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Manchester

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Wed), make a trip to Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online route builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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