5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Lisbon in November, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Ranua Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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