12 days in Heinavesi, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Heinavesi, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Heinavesi
— 6 nights
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

6
nights
Heinavesi

Heinavesi ©
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Explore Heinavesi's surroundings by going to Rapio Mill (in Juva), Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Heinaveden kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, and make a trip to Lintula Convent.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Heinavesi road trip app.

Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Heinavesi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Rapio Mill, Linnansaari National Park, Kolovesi National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenmake a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder app.

Traveling by car from Heinavesi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo