6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  10 h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  13 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
You've now added Hop'n Shake Helsinki Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then stroll around Sibelius Monument, and finally go all around town with Hop'n Shake Helsinki Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Taiga Colors, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nightlife Historic Sites Tours
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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