22 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
— 16 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. Let the collections at Kansallisgalleria and The National Museum of Finland 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). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), engage your brain at Heureka, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 16 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Science Centre Pilke and Forestry Museum of Lapland. Venture out of the city with trips to Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, &more), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in June: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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