8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

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In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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