6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get your game on at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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