11 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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Helsinki

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.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Lahti (Sibelius Hall, Musical Fountain, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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