5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
On the 21st (Thu), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Frankfurt in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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