8 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then walk around Kaivopuisto. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Helsinki at 26°F and lows at 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 16°F and lows reach 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Enjoy Helsinki some more: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get outside with Dive Finland Oy, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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