22 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

22 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  29 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Porto Alegre

9
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Pello (Eeron Polku Trail & Ski Resort Ritavalkea). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Porto Alegre in January, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pello, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

10
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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. Visit Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Degerby Igor Museum (in Degerby) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Serena Water Park). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), make a trip to Senate Square, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Espoo, Degerby Igor Museum, King's Road, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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