11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online journey planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in October, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 48°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 37°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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

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