9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll around Dianapuisto.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Syvasenvaara Fell and Feelapland. Head to Arctic Circle Mall and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelierfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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