8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Porvoo Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Porvoo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Jakarta

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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 21st (Tue): look for gifts at Riimikko and then visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo online holiday maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Porvoo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Porvoo: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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