9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore and learn at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. Shop till you drop at Marttiini Store Old Factory and Your Piece Of Finland. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Head to Old Market Hall and Marimekkofor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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