9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Riga

6
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 Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Riga in February since evenings lows in Helsinki dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see Santa Claus Office and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday maker website .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Safaris
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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