7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Anhavafor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Boracay to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boracay in September, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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