12 days in Sweden, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Sweden, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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12 days in Sweden, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  18​h 30​min
End: Ottawa, Canada


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5
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Royal Armory, Nordiska museet, Stockholm Ghost Walk, and other attractions. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, explore the historical opulence of Drottningholm Palace, and examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm online tour builder .

Ottawa, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in December: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Market Square Kauppatori as well as The National Museum of Finland. On the 17th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour planning app .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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