6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip site.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki. Traveling from Newark in January, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 16°F and lows of 6°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."