12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Visit Rovaniemi Church and Tornio Church for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Luosto National Park and Auttikongas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto), The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

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Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Rome in August, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

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: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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