15 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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