22 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

22 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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22 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  29​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Porto Alegre

9
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pello (Eeron Polku Trail & Ski Resort Ritavalkea). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Rovaniemi is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pello, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 20:
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

10
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Serena Water Park (in Espoo) and Degerby Igor Museum (in Degerby). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa Art Museum, Degerby Igor Museum, King's Road
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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