8 days in Helsinki, Central Finland & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Central Finland & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Central Finland & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum capture your imagination. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja).

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation site .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Muuramen Church, take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect nights in Jyvaskyla to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muuramen Church
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
Muuramen  Church ©
Muuramen Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore and learn at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Arktikum. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and German Soldier s Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route site .

Traveling by flight from Jyvaskyla to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jyvaskyla in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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