6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Paderborn

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Senate Square, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner.

Paderborn, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paderborn to Helsinki. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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