8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Zurich - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Tatuka Palvelut ©
Tatuka Palvelut
LAURI ©
LAURI

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get your bearings at Ankkapurha Culture Park, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Loviisa online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Loviisa with the Route module. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, expect nights in Loviisa to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online itinerary maker .

Getting from Loviisa to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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