8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Auttikongas. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip app.

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. When traveling from Rome in September, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 13°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online visit planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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