10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. In December, Helsinki is colder than Dubai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Luosto and see Amethyst Mine Lapland, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can fly 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 December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa). See even more of Helsinki: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, Porvoo Old Town
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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