5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then admire the striking features of Old Customs House. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Pohjolan toimitalo, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder.

Houston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, thenfly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, thensee the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °F and lows are around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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