7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Turku City Library and Turku Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heureka and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ett Hem Museum (in Turku), Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town) and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower (in Tampere). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in panoramic vistas at SkyWheel Helsinki, and admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Heureka ©
Heureka
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Ranua Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moomin Snowcastle and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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