5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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