13 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Kemi (Icebreaker Sampo & Kemi Church). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki visit site.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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