15 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Loviisa
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder tool.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, view the masterpieces at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally don't miss a visit to Orthodox Church Porvoo.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Loviisa trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Ungern and Rosen Fortresses ©
Ungern and Rosen Fortresses

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Sodankyla and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Auttikongas. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Luosto (in Sodankyla) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and see the top attractions with Feelapland.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Loviisa to Rovaniemi. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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