8 days in Rovaniemi, Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi, Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Stuttgart

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 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For photos and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Stuttgart, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Rovaniemi. In September, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Stuttgart - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Shopping Museums
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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