6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka online tour planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Saariselka, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks · 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.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rovaniemi trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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."