4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
Fly:  22​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Gainesville

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Gainesville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gainesville to Helsinki is 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Gainesville in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 40°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 28°F and lows reach 20°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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