7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  7​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): stroll through The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site .

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are colder with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
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, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, see Santa Claus Office, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online route planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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