5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Nanjing
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Nanjing

2
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vantaa attractions planning website .

Nanjing, China to Vantaa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Nanjing to Vantaa, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Nanjing in September, with highs in Vantaa at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vantaa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Helsinki
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Vantaa to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Vantaa in October, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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