8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  25​h
End: Jakarta


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 21st (Sat), stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then look for gifts at Marimekko, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In April, Helsinki is much colder than Jakarta - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Spas & Wellness


Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Auttikongas. Step out of the city life by going to Pyhatunturi and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Korouoma Canyon in Posio, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip website .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyhatunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Auttikongas ©