11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Paphos

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Ranua Zoo. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, get outside with Arctic Lifestyle, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip website .

Paphos, Cyprus to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Paphos in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Safaris
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle

7
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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