5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 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 Amsterdam to Helsinki. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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