8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Helsinki — 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary website.

Jacksonville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Jacksonville to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in November, with highs in Helsinki at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 28°F and lows about 20°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 3 nights

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki further: don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, see some colorful creatures with Dive Finland Oy, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Helsinki at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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