12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku Castle (in Turku). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Turku Castle, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenget in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery and then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route planner.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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