8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  18​h 45​min
End: Dallas

3
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.
Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route maker website .

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 37°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
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 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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