15 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Loviisa
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip planner.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

2
nights
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, thendon'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, thenrevel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, thenexamine 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 °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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), Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Luosto (in Sodankyla). 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 °F, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Korouoma Canyon, Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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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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