8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 2 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Wildlife

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