5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Bucharest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 18th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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