12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korouoma Canyon and Syvasenvaara Fell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Safaris (in Pyhatunturi), Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Tornio Church) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey app .

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Maupertuis Memorial, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Kemi Church, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

3
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.
On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuuksio National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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