7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Valencia
Fly:  11 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Valencia

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Valencia, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Valencia in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach will thrill your kids. Pack the 6th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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