9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki. Traveling from Riyadh in January, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online route maker.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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