6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in October, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks

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

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