5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Sat), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary maker tool.

Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thendon't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally get your game on at True VR.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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