9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Start: Kiev
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
End: Kiev

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hietaranta Beach and Nuuksio National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stop by Ullanlinna.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planner.

Kiev, Ukraine to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kiev in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 37°F and lows are around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 30°F and lows reach 17°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Senate Square ©
Senate Square
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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