7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Marimekko Oyj. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, stop by Boss Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Helsinki. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tehran in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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