7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Bari
train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Bari

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation builder .

Bari, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bari to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Bari in October, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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