4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · 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.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
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