11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 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.
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: Lahti (Musical Fountain & Sibelius Hall), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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 aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala 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 catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Science Centre Pilke, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then don'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, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, then take 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 3 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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