5 days in Rovaniemi, Savonlinna & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi, Savonlinna & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Rovaniemi, Savonlinna & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  23​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Seoul

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planning tool .

Seoul, South Korea to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Seoul to Rovaniemi. While traveling from Seoul, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Safaris

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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