12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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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.
On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park and then stroll around Sibelius Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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