8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around -5°C, while days are much colder, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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