5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then stop by Katajanokka, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally visit Ullanlinna. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. In April, Helsinki is colder than Cape Town - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get curious at Science Centre Pilke, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums
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