5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Cape Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in April, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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