8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train to Linja-autoasema E, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

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