5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, 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.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 67°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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