8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oodi Central Library and Kansallisgalleria. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemi City Library. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, join in the after-dark buzz at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Nature · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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