5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
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 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online travel planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Safaris

3
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.
On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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