11 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Naantali Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Naantali Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Train to Rautatieasema E, Fly to Helsinki
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Naantali
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Rovaniemi Church and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Head to Museum - Gallery Alariesto and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelierfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Tornio Golf (in Tornio), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

2
nights
Helsinki

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, visit Katajanokka, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in August, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

3
nights
Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get your game on at Moomin World, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naantali trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Naantali are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7: