9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

5
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.
Repovesi National Park has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and The National Library of Finland. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo), Porvoo (Runeberg Park & Porvoo Old Town) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, engage your brain at Heureka, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Vantaa, Porvoo, Repovesi National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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