9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Mikkeli Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Mikkeli Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Mikkeli Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
3
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: London

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.
Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planning app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in June, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Fri), stop by Mikkeli Market Place, don't miss a visit to Mannerheim Statue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, and finally find something for the whole family at Visulahti.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Mikkeli takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Mikkeli, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

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Visulahti ©
Visulahti
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Mikkeli Market Place ©
Mikkeli Market Place

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