11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  13 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Colombo

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, Artisaani and Helsinki Central Railway Station. On the 16th (Mon), stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, look for gifts at Artisaani, and then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey builder app.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Colombo to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping
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Artisaani ©
Artisaani
Helsinki Central Railway Station ©
Helsinki Central Railway Station
Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir ©
Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranua Zoo, SnowCastle of Kemi, Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and other attractions you added.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

SnowCastle of Kemi, Ranua Zoo, Northern Lights Riders
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Wild About Lapland ©
Wild About Lapland

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
You've added Hop'n Shake Helsinki Tours, Old Market Hall, Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and other attractions to your itinerary. Enjoy Helsinki some more: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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