11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
3
Helsinki
— 1 night

1
night
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.
For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. In November, Helsinki is colder than Cape Town - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Safaris and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Ranua Zoo and Auttikongas. Venture out of the city with trips to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ranua Zoo, Sampo Icebreaker
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Safaris
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stop by Artisaani, thenshop like a local with Old Market Hall, thenmeet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall