7 days in Helsinki, Nurmes & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Nurmes & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Nurmes & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Nurmes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Nurmes

Nurmes ©
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. On the 20th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nurmes Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nurmes trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Nurmes. In August, daytime highs in Nurmes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Nurmes

Historic Sites
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Nurmes Church ©
Nurmes Church

3
nights
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 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Nurmes to Rovaniemi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nurmes in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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