7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Nuuksio National Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, examine the collection at Design Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Athens in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nature
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