8 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Loviisa
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Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Porto

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Helsinki

— 3 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki planner.

Porto, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto in December, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and admire all the interesting features of Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
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Loviisa

— 1 night
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Villa Mandala and then make a trip to Söderskärin majakka.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Loviisa trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Loviisa. In December, Loviisa is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Spas · Historic Sites

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