6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train + Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Mon), see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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