7 days in Helsinki, Nurmes & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Nurmes & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
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.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip app.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nurmes Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Nurmes itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Nurmes. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for 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.
On the 21st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planning website.

You can drive from Nurmes to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nurmes in August, Rovaniemi is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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