23 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

23 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Loviisa
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Loviisa
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Rovaniemi is 10 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Loviisa

— 5 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Loviisa travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Loviisa. In January, Loviisa is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -6°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:

Helsinki

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning site.

You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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