12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 3 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planning app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get advice or help at Rovaniemi City Library, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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