9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get outside with King's Road, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amethyst Mine Lapland and Feelapland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Pilke Science Centre. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Tornio Church (in Tornio). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Tornio Church, Kemi Church
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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