9 days in Helsinki, Pori & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Pori & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Pori
— 3 nights
Train + 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Change things up with a short trip to Ekenas Archipelago National Park in Raseborg (about 1h 10 min away).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get outside with Kuuskajaskari, thenenjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, thenexplore the ancient world of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, thenlook for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Pori, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenmake a trip to Lordi's Square, thentry your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Pori to Rovaniemi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Pori in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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