5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Anhava, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Rovaniemi

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 22nd (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday maker app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 16°F and lows reach 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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