5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Jacksonville

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Jacksonville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Jacksonville to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Helsinki is colder than Jacksonville - with highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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night
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 26th (Mon): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, 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.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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