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
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London


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.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 28th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Vaasa are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Muonio in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Vaasa in December, plan for slightly colder days in Muonio, with highs around -7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Sun), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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