5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Rome

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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker .

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Helsinki. Traveling from Rome in March, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) 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
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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