12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: San Diego

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

San Diego, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 67°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Hameenlinna, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Teijo National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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