5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in November, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."