5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route builder tool.

Bonn, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Bonn in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
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