8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Orlando

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti).

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning site .

Orlando, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in April, with highs in Helsinki at 47°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by LAURI, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in April, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 38°F and lows about 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
LAURI ©
LAURI

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