5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
+2
bus + train + Fly:  9​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  7​h
End: Kaunas

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Kaunas, Lithuania to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kaunas in July, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aurlahti Beach and Cathedral of Porvoo. Mannerheim Museum and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Degerby Igor Museum in Degerby (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Degerby Igor Museum, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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