7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boracay
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  27 h
End: Boracay

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 The Aalto House. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Anhavafor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Boracay, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Boracay in September, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Nuuksio National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo
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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

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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