6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On your second day here, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in November, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 28°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°F and 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."