7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Manchester

4
nights
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.
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, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

For where to stay, photos, 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 train and flight; or do a combination of flight 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 Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and 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
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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
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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