8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  23 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Newark

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.
Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 40°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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nights
Rovaniemi

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, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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