6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°F and 11°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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