8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary website.

Jacksonville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Jacksonville to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in November, with highs in Helsinki at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 28°F and lows about 20°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki further: don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get a new perspective on things with Dive Finland Oy.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Helsinki at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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