10 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planning website .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Savonlinna in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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