17 days in Helsinki, Orivesi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki, Orivesi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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17 days in Helsinki, Orivesi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Orivesi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

13
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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja (in Lohja), Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka, Porvoo Old Town, & more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online route planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Orivesi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Espoo, Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Orivesi

Orivesi ©
Orivesi is a town and a municipality of Finland. You've now added Adventure Apes to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Haralanharju Tower and then trek along with Adventure Apes.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Orivesi trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Orivesi in 3 hours. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get slightly colder in Orivesi: highs are around -7°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Orivesi

Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haralanharju Tower
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Adventure Apes ©
Adventure Apes

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added Safaris to your itinerary. On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Orivesi to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Traveling from Orivesi in January, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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