11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Heviz
bus + train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
— 7 nights
Fly + shuttle + train + bus:  12​h 45​min
End: Heviz


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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Aurlahti Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

Heviz, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Heviz to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Heviz in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Aurlahti Beach
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach


Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Korouoma Canyon and Syvasenvaara Fell. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Auttikongas. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Luosto (Amethyst Mine Lapland & Kopara Reindeer Park), Eeron Polku Trail (in Pello) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Tatuka Palvelut, Eeron Polku Trail
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Auttikongas ©