8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday tool.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Manchester in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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