5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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.
You've now added Nuuksio National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder site .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
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 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions planning tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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