12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Valkmusa National Park will get you outdoors. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see 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, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make 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 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°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 · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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