11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Lahti (Musical Fountain & Sibelius Hall). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Lahti, Porvoo Old Town, Heureka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sun), engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenhave fun at Santa Claus Office, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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