6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation app .

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Thu), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 28°F and lows about 20°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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