5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In November, Helsinki is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation maker site.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

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