11 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Tue), stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15: