5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip app.

Philadelphia, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Philadelphia to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday builder website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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