9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
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 15th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi planner .

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are cooler (20°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

6
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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Shop till you drop at Sibelius Hall and Marimekko. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stop by Boss Shop.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip app .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Centre, Nuuksio National Park, Sibelius Hall
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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