9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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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.
Head to Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Galerie Anhavafor some retail therapy. Kallio Church and Didrichsen Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku Art Museum (in Turku), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Johannes Church, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo).

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Athens in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Reindeer, Christmas House Santa and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 12th (Sat), browse the different shops at Sampokeskus Shopping Centre, join in the after-dark buzz at Santa Claus Reindeer, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Winter Sports
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