8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
— 3 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and test your problem-solving skills at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

Bogota, Colombia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bogota to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bogota, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in April: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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