6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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 21st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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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."