17 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights

9
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porvoo Old Town and Nuuksio National Park. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Runeberg Park, &more), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & St. Nicholas Orthodox Church). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll around Kaivopuisto.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Orlando, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Helsinki is 7 hours. In August, Helsinki is cooler than Orlando - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Kotka, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online holiday maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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