10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  29 h
End: Johannesburg

6
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.
Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

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): see Santa Claus Office, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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