9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  12 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Sofia

2
nights
Rovaniemi

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 (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then make a trip to Marttiinin Vanha Tehdas. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and then explore and take pictures at Lappi Arena.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Sofia, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of -10°C to lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

6
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 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and learn more about the world around you at Finnish Museum of Natural History.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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