6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Family-friendly places like Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Sun), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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