31 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

31 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Söderskärin majakka (in Porvoo), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Cape Town - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 15 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea & Maupertuis Memorial). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, experience rural life at Orbas Reindeer Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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