10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a splash at The Swimming Stadium, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 3rd (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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