8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, stop by Katajanokka, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Do your shopping at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park