4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the striking features of Rock Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 16°F and lows about 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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