5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, get your game on at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route maker site .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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