5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 18th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa holiday maker website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Vaasa is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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