9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  9 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Rome

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 4th (Mon): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Rome - with highs of -6°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife 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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki and The Swimming Stadium make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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