18 days in Helsinki, Hameenlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki, Hameenlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Nuuksio National Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo). Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Porvoo (Castle Hill & Porvoo Old Town) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get outside with King's Road.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto, contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, take an in-depth tour of Palander House, then explore the world behind art at Hameenlinna Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Evo Hiking Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hauhon kirkko, and then take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hameenlinna online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Hameenlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Hameenlinna Art Museum ©
Hameenlinna Art Museum
Palander House ©
Palander House

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Feelapland and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. You'll explore and learn at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Christmas House Santa. Venture out of the city with trips to Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Luosto), Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, admire the striking features of Kemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hameenlinna to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Hameenlinna - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

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