9 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Jyvaskyla
Drive:  3​h
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Jyvaskyla

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Step off the beaten path and head to Porvoo Old Town and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Kotka (Riverside Park, Kotka Church, & more) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo and stroll through Runeberg Park.

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Jyvaskyla to Porvoo is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Artisaani, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Room Escape Games
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Auttikongas and Tatuka Palvelut. There's lots more to do: catch some excitement at Feelapland, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route builder tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in May, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Feelapland ©
Feelapland

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