4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Helsinki at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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