5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Madison
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Madison

1
day
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 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Madison, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. When traveling from Madison in September, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 53°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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