5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker tool .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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