8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in May, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally stroll around Riverside Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Loviisa vacation planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Loviisa. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Loviisa, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin Ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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