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

Helsinki ©

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 Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Room Escape Games

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

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 Santa Claus Office. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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 4.5 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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