8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  23​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  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. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki route planning site .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 40°F and lows reach 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

3
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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): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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