10 days in Helsinki Region, Rauma & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region, Rauma & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Rauma
— 3 nights
3
Salla
— 1 day
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brussels in December, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Rauma

Rauma
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Mairea and Marela Museum House. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum and Automobile Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Herrainpaivat Beach). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

Before you visit Rauma, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Pori, Villa Mairea
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Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 8th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rauma to Salla. In December, Salla is slightly colder than Rauma - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Historic Sites
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Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

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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 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, thenexamine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the top attractions with Feelapland, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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