4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in January, you will find days in Rovaniemi are colder (16°F), and nights are little chillier (6°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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