11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip website.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dublin in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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