6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Madrid - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."