5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Thu), stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in August, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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