17 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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17 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Orlando

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Runeberg Park, & more) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & St. Nicholas Orthodox Church). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday 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. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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 Kopara Reindeer Park and Poro Farmi. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get outside with TravelHouse, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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