9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Museums
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Safaris
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Marimekko Oyj. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Sibelius Hall in Lahti, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in August, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Sibelius Hall, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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