18 days in Rovaniemi, Vuokatti & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Rovaniemi, Vuokatti & Helsinki Itinerary

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18 days in Rovaniemi, Vuokatti & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18 h 30 min
— 1 night
train:  5 h
— 14 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
— 1 day
Fly:  18 h
End: Kuala Lumpur


Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Reindeer. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Santa Claus Reindeer, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nightlife Museums Tours
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 Santa Claus Reindeer ©
Santa Claus Reindeer
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©


Vuokatti ©
You've now added Vuokatti Safaris to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Vuokatti: Suomussalmi (Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti, The Silent People, & more), Paltamo (Paltaniemi Church & Eino Leino Statue) and Kajaani (Kajaani Church, Kajaani art museum, & more).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vuokatti trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Vuokatti in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -4°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kajaani, Kuhmo, Juuka, Sotkamo, Suomussalmi
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Vuokatinvaara ©
Venajanhiekka ©


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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Explore your travel options from Vuokatti to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vuokatti in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral