8 days in Rovaniemi, Vantaa & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Vantaa & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Vantaa
— 1 night
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Vienna, Austria to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Vienna in August, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Vantaa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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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 3rd (Fri): enjoy some friendly competition at BowlCircus Flamingo and then buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vantaa road trip planning website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vantaa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Vantaa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vantaa

Fun & Games · Shopping
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BowlCircus Flamingo ©
BowlCircus Flamingo
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Vantaa to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral