11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and experience rural life at Poro Farmi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Enjoy Helsinki some more: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

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