42 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

42 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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42 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 20 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 20 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  16​h 45​min
End: Dallas

20
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu). On the 12th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kemi, Tornio, Pello, Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

20
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja), Degerby Igor Museum (in Degerby) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Serena Water Park). Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 26°F and lows about 17°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Kotka, Vantaa, Stromforsin ruukki
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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