5 days in Lakeland, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Haemeenlinna
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Beirut

1
night
Haemeenlinna

Haemeenlinna ©
On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Hameenlinna Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Haemeenlinna route builder .

Beirut, Lebanon to Haemeenlinna is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. When traveling from Beirut in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Haemeenlinna: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Haemeenlinna

#Historic Sites

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Holy Cross Church
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Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Hameenlinna Church ©
Hameenlinna Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Haemeenlinna to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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