7 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Hartford

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Hartford, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hartford in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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