15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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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.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. In October, Rovaniemi is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 8 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.
Temppeliaukio Church has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 19: