4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then have fun at Angry Birds Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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