16 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Porvoo
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Porvoo

— 4 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), St Michael Church (in Pernaja) and Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth & Kotka Church). The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at Tykkimaen Sauna, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, and make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planning website.

You can fly from Porvoo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Porvoo - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2: