6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then see Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planning website.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in January, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 16°F by day to 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 19th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi takes 2.5 hours. January in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 2°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rukatunturi to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rukatunturi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Finland travel guide

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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."