8 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Imatra Waterfall and Linnansaari National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko and examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna visit planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Imatra, Siikalahti Wetland, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenstroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, thenget engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

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You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Savonlinna in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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