7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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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 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
See some other sides of Helsinki: don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Senate Square ©
Senate Square
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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