8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Vantaa Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Vantaa Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Vantaa Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vantaa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Paris

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.
Temppeliaukio Church has been added to your itinerary. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Arctic Expedition (in Espoo). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Arctic Expedition, King's Road
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
King's Road ©
King's Road

2
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 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Vantaa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Pyhan Laurin kirkko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vantaa sightseeing planner .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vantaa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vantaa, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Heureka ©
Heureka
Pyhan Laurin kirkko ©
Pyhan Laurin kirkko
Vantaa Art Museum ©
Vantaa Art Museum

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