12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

8
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla, approximately Siltakyla away. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenmake a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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