7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Athens

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.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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