6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

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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 23rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, then stroll around Observatory Hill Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planning tool .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey builder app .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 27th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, make a trip to Old Market Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get your game on at True VR, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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