6 days in Rovaniemi & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Roja

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Roja, Latvia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Roja in August, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums
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Jyvaskyla

— 3 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Step out of Jyvaskyla to go to Mantta-Vilppula and see Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla day trip planning tool.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums

Side Trip

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