5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bucharest

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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bucharest in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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