15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

6
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Kemi Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Korouoma Canyon and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Eeron Polku Trail (in Pello). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in July, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Kopara Reindeer Park, Kemi Church, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Eeron Polku Trail
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

8
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Arboretum Mustila. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Fagervik Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path). Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Stromforsin ruukki, Fagervik Museum, Hvittrask, Aurlahti Beach
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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