10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added Safaris to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in May, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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