11 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Jackson Hole, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, expect nights in Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planning site.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.