8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in October, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

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.
Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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