5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), visit Ullanlinna, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Rovaniemi

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 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

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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