5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukion Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Riimikko, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and don't miss a visit to Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras).

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Riimikko
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

Similar Plans

8 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM POLAND June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Rovaniemi & Levi BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Helsinki Region, Oulu & Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM FINLAND January, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Kemi, Saariselka & Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, kids, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, kids, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans