8 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galleria Lapinlahti. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, look for gifts at Artisaani, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. When in Espoo, make a side trip to see Bellevue Beach in Hanko, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Tapiola Golf and buy something for everyone on your list at Sello.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Espoo attractions planner.

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. February in Espoo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Espoo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen ©
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
Tapiola Golf ©
Tapiola Golf

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online holiday planner .

You can fly from Espoo to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Espoo in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
LAURI ©
LAURI

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