7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

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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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to Marttiini Store Old Factory, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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