22 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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22 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 16 nights
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 cultural insight at Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Porvoo and Johannes Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, & more), Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route builder website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Kotka, Tuusula Church, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

16
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Joutsijarven Bunkkerit and German Soldier s Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museum - Gallery Alariesto and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyhatunturi (Pyha-Luosto National Park & Safaris), Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, & more) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and stroll through Poro Farmi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish 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, Kemi, Pyhatunturi, Tornio
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

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