12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Nuuksio National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Sarkanniemi Theme Park in Tampere (about 2 hours away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks

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National Park
Nuuksio National Park
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Safari
Safaris
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