7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 26°F and lows about 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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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.
Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Lordi's Square. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 16°F and lows about 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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