5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Mon), stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation maker site.

Minneapolis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 67°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, visit Ullanlinna, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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