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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, examine the collection at Design Museum, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

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Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens in September, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. You will leave 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.

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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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