11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and examine the collection at Jokioinen Museum Railway.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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National Park
Nuuksio National Park
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
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History Museum
Arktikum
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Specialty Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
4.5

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