5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Helsinki is 1 hour. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Mon), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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