8 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Family-friendly places like Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Finnish Aviation Museum and EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, and contemplate the long history of Pohjolan toimitalo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Helsinki is colder than Athens - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally stroll around Runeberg Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo road trip planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

Fly from Porvoo to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Porvoo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10: