4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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 2nd (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is much colder than Lisbon - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Spas · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
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