5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Muscat
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Muscat

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sat), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Muscat, Oman to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than Muscat - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On your second day here, take a stroll through Katajanokka, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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