12 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Shanghai
Fly + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Shanghai

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. For shopping fun, head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier or Arctic Circle Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Tornio Church (in Tornio), Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Shanghai, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. In March, Rovaniemi is cooler than Shanghai - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kemi, Sodankyla, Tornio Church, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

5
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.
Market Square Kauppatori has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Visit Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. Step out of Helsinki to go to Jarvenpaa and see Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Old Market Hall, take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery, stop by Artisaani, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jumbo Shopping Center, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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