9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Iasi
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Iasi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Arctic Lifestyle. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi planner .

Iasi, Romania to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Iasi in January, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Safaris
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenski Cathedral are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, find something for the whole family at Adventure Park Zippy, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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