5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 18th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning website .

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online route maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Museums Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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