7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Hameenlinna to see Ahvenisto about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, and then revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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