7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip website.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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