8 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo in Jarvenpaa, approximately Jarvenpaa away. And it doesn't end there: visit Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, and get a taste of the local shopping with ARTag Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In February in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's more to do: tee off at Tapiola Golf and buy something for everyone on your list at Sello.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Espoo road trip planner.

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. In February in Espoo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary 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

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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