9 days in Helsinki, Pori & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Pori & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Pori & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo).

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Pori in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then have some family-friendly fun at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi planner .

Traveling by flight from Pori to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pori in November, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 28°F and lows about 20°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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