6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip tool .

October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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