9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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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.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
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History Museum
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