8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Boston
Fly:  16 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Boston

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, thensee where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Boston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 67°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Fun & Games Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Marimekko. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Sibelius Hall in Lahti (about 1h 30 min away). Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel app.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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