6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Craiova, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Craiova in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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