42 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

42 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 30 nights
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Helsinki

— 30 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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Espoo (Arctic Expedition & Nuuksio National Park), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more). Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki. Traveling from Dusseldorf in October, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 11 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto (Isokuru & Amethyst Mine Lapland). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and experience rural life at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — Dec 1: