9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

6
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 Sapokka Water Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and walk around Kaivopuisto.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in July, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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