10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. In May, Rovaniemi is cooler than Barcelona - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Pyhatunturi, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Katajanokka. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), visit Ullanlinna, trek along Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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