5 days in Latvia & Finland Itinerary

5 days in Latvia & Finland Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 13th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), then make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, and finally get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, then explore the galleries of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Riga tour itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major aiport is Riga International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then make a trip to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Riga in January, Helsinki is slightly colder at night with lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©

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 (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey maker site.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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