22 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 16 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Johannes Church. Let the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Castle Hill, &more) and Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

16
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some historical perspective at Rovaniemi Church and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. You'll explore and learn at Museum - Gallery Alariesto and Forestry Museum of Lapland. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday maker app.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Tornio, Pello, Kemi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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