7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Detroit


1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, make a trip to Senate Square, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation planner .

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Detroit in February, with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Parks
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4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sampo Icebreaker and Church of Sodankyla. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) & Kemi Church) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 22°F and lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kemi, Kopara Reindeer Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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