5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then get your game on at Takeoff Simulations.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Rovaniemi to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 3 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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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