11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Turku (Turku Castle & Bike Rental - by Carfield) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Valletta to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Valletta in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turku, King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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