8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker website .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: stroll through Poro Farmi, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

Plan trip to Rovaniemi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Luosto Adventures, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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