15 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 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.
You've now added Temppeliaukio Church to your itinerary. Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Heureka (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, cool off at The Swimming Stadium, and kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Ahvenisto, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Heureka
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Bring the kids along to Lempukka Beach and Utra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Honkaniemi Beach (in Joensuu), Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Lappeenranta (Angry Birds Activity Park & Korpikeidas). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip planning site.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: highs in Savonlinna hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Imatra, Joensuu, Parikkala, Lappeenranta, Kerimaki Church
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Korpikeidas ©
Korpikeidas

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Savonlinna in October, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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