9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and take a memorable drive along King's Road.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi Church and Santa's House of Snowmobiles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Kemi Church and Tornio Church. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: see the top attractions with Feelapland, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kemi Church, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Tornio Church
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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