8 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Kirkkonummi Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Kirkkonummi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kirkkonummi
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London

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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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping
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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: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kirkkonummi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Kirkkonummi

— 1 night
Kirkkonummi is a municipality of inhabitants in southern Finland. On the 24th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Hvittrask. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with Guide-Matti.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kirkkonummi attractions planner.

Kirkkonummi is very close to Helsinki. In December in Kirkkonummi, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkkonummi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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