13 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Salla Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Salla Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday maker

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 3 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Tampa

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website.

Tampa, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at 16°F and lows at 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

Salla

— 3 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salla: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Arctic Husky Farm (in Pelkosenniemi) and Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In February in Salla, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6: