15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary
15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary
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Route & dates
Rovaniemi— 6 nights
Helsinki— 8 nights
Fri, Jul 27 - Fri, Aug 10
Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Auttikongas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rovaniemi Church and Kemi Church. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Eeron Polku Trail (in Pello) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday website.
Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°C and lows at 13°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
Kemi Church, Korouoma Canyon, Eeron Polku Trail, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Kopara Reindeer Park
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 2:
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.Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Aurinkolahti Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.
For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planning site.
Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Hanko, Stromforsin Ruukki, Fagervik Museum, Aurlahti Beach, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 10:
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