8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Madison, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Madison to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Madison in December, with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Thu), see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday maker app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Winter Sports
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