10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Fagervik Church (in Raseborg). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dublin in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Ranua Zoo and Happy Fox. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9: