12 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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 Church of Sodankyla and Tornio Church. For shopping fun, head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier or Arctic Circle Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

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 cooler than Shanghai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Kemi, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Tornio Church
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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 Galleria Lapinlahti. Visit Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of Helsinki to go to Jarvenpaa and see Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online vacation planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Jumbo Shopping Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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