9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Johannes Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Castle Hill & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around Kaivopuisto, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder.

In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to German Soldier s Cemetery and Feelapland. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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