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 Ullanlinna. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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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, then take 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 13°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) 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
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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