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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip 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. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 37°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 24:

Loviisa

— 5 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Söderskärin majakka and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Loviisa tour planning site.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Loviisa with the Route module. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Loviisa: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planner.

You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 7: