9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Hameenlinna Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Hameenlinna Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Hameenlinna Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Hameenlinna
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions app .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Tampere (Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, & more).

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Hameenlinna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hameenlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tampere
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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