8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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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.
Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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 Shopping Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
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