8 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Visiting Kolovesi National Park and Linnansaari National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Imatra (Imatra Waterfall & Lammassaari Island) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Fri), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Savonlinna in June, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature 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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