Route & dates
Helsinki— 7 nights
Rovaniemi— 1 night
Fly to Durham, Drive to Wilmington
Sat, Nov 11 - Tue, Nov 21
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Daughter of the Baltic
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.Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and The National Museum of Finland. Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall.
To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation planner.
Wilmington, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wilmington to Helsinki is 7 hours. While traveling from Wilmington, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Helsinki
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 19:
Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.On the 19th (Sun), see Santa Claus Office and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenfind something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.
To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.
Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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