5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Center.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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