7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 1 day
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Senate Square and then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from London in January, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around -3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added Wild Blueberry to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): cast your line with Wild Blueberry and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Hietaranta Beach. See some other sides of Helsinki: wander the streets of Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get advice or help at Oodi Central Library, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

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