14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

10
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Espoo, Teijo national park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Santa Claus Village has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions website .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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