18 days in Rovaniemi, Vuokatti & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Rovaniemi, Vuokatti & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Vuokatti
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -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 · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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 Santa Claus Reindeer ©
Santa Claus Reindeer
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vuokatti Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Kajaani (Kajaani Church, Kajaani art museum, &more), Suomussalmi (Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti, The Silent People, &more) and Paltamo (Paltaniemi Church & Eino Leino Statue).

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vuokatti attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Vuokatti takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Vuokatti sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

Start your trip to Helsinki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vuokatti to Helsinki. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vuokatti in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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