8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in November, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 40°F and lows about 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then catch a live event at Lappi Areena. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 28°F and lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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