20 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

20 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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20 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

9
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.
Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

10
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi), Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and head outdoors with TravelHouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Luosto, Sampo Icebreaker, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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