8 days in Rovaniemi, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
day
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla journey site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, you will find days in Jyvaskyla are somewhat warmer (-2°C), and nights are about the same (-9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nokkakivi Amusement Park
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Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

4
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.
Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Jyvaskyla in February, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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