11 days in Helsinki, Vaasa & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Vaasa & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
3
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Heureka, Ahvenisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Bring the kids along to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Terranova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Powerpark (in Harma). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, cool off at Tropiclandia, and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Vaasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Theme Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Powerpark
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Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in February, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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