7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then visit Katajanokka. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online attractions planner.

Atlanta, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, you will find days in Helsinki are much colder (37°F), and nights are slightly colder (27°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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