5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around Sibelius Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 31st (Mon): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games
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