6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + bus + train:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Sun), see Santa Claus Office and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker tool .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) 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
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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