7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, look for gifts at Marimekko, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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