11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Pula
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Pula

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning app .

Pula, Croatia to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pula to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Pula in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, experience the excitement of Feelapland, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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