8 days in Rovaniemi, Vantaa & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Vantaa & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Vantaa
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Vienna

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, thentake 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 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. 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

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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 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

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.
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. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Vantaa to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral