23 days in Rovaniemi, Lappeenranta & Helsinki Region Itinerary

23 days in Rovaniemi, Lappeenranta & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta
— 6 nights
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Loviisa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 5 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Korouoma Canyon in Posio--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

Lappeenranta

— 6 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Family-friendly places like Repovesi National Park and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Imatra (Tainionkosken Church & Church of St. Nicholas) and Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Lappeenranta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 10:

Loviisa

— 5 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kids will enjoy Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth and Sapokka Water Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Maretarium, &more) and Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Runeberg Park, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, stop by Riimikko, and get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Loviisa tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Loviisa takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

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Traveling by car from Loviisa to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
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