12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at 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 get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. 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) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 19th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills 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. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park and then walk around Sibelius Monument.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing app .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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