5 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get lost in a book at The National Library of Finland, and appreciate the history behind Statue of J V Snellmann.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tourujoen Luontopolku, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then gain insight at The Craft Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla day trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Sat), let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

You can fly from Jyvaskyla to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.