4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train + Fly:  17​h
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia


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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

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Philadelphia, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 53°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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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 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in September, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (61°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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