18 days in Helsinki, Hameenlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki, Hameenlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo). Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Hvittrask, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in November, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, King's Road, Teijo National Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
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, thenexplore 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, thenpause 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 °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Visavuori, Holy Cross Church
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Hameenlinna Art Museum ©
Hameenlinna Art Museum
Palander House ©
Palander House

9
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Feelapland and Kopara Reindeer Park. You'll explore and learn at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Luosto). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hameenlinna to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hameenlinna in November, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °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

Side Trips

Kemi, Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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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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