10 days in Helsinki, Ahtari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Ahtari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Ahtari
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Barcelona, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

3
nights
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Get out of town with these interesting Ahtari side-trips: Mantta-Vilppula (Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, &more), Virrat (Killinkoski Church & Marttinen) and JM-Rally Parc Ferme (in Toysa). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu and buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ahtari driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Ahtari in 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Ahtari hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ahtari

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Keuruu, Virrat, JM-Rally Parc Ferme, Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Marttinen ©
Marttinen
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, have fun at Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Ahtari to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ahtari in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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