12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Temppeliaukio Church as well as Helsinki Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Museum of Finland and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Almaty to Helsinki, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Almaty, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyhatunturi and Syvasenvaara Fell. Shop till you drop at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Marttiini Store Old Factory. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 28°F and lows about 20°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 40°F and lows are around 32°F. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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