12 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Popular historic sites such as Church of Sodankyla and Tornio Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church), Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Shanghai, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. In March, Rovaniemi is colder than Shanghai - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kemi, Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Tornio Church
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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. Head to Old Market Hall and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseofor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour site .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough 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:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

Similar Plans

15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM MACAO April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Kuopio, Saarijarvi & Helsinki BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Helsinki & Espoo BY A USER FROM HONG KONG July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans