16 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

9
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get your game on at Megazone Helsinki, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, King's Road, Teijo National Park, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and see the top attractions with Feelapland.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online visit planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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