8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  24​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 9th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Room Escape Games

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