11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

4
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.
Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Pittsburgh, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in October, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 48°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 37°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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