9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  18​h 45​min
End: Dallas

4
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app .

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Helsinki is 8 hours. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Nuuksio National Park
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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