7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Bellevue Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Hanko Museum (in Hanko) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Sat), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and then have a few drinks at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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