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 Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Castle Hill, &more), Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church.

For photos, 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 aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala 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 fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

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 Church of Sodankyla. You'll explore and learn at Science Centre Pilke and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, &more), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla). There's much more to do: make a trip to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday maker app.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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