12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Pittsburgh

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.
Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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Pittsburgh, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 60°F and lows reach 43°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along Kukkolankoski. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Saana.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Kilpisjarvi can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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Saana ©
Saana

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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