6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  20​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip website .

Kansas City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kansas City to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kansas City in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 16°F and lows reach 6°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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