6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

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night
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 24th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Dubai - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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