15 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights

6
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 Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, hike along Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montreal in June, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Teijo National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus will thrill your kids. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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