8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than New York City - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

5
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.
Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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