15 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 10 nights

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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