17 days in Joensuu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Joensuu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Joensuu

— 7 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli), New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo (in Varkaus). The adventure continues: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and see the interesting displays at Finnish Forest Museum Lusto.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Joensuu. In February in Joensuu, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:

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.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Luosto (Isokuru & Amethyst Mine Lapland). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Traveling from Joensuu in February, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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