8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in October, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 37°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, make a trip to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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