8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

3
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.
Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in August: highs in Helsinki hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Posio and see Korouoma Canyon, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, look for all kinds of wild species at Feelapland, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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