9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Napapiirin Porofarmi make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Luosto Adventures and Kotielainpuisto Arkadia will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Tornio Church (in Tornio), Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Tallinn, Estonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry 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 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Tornio Church, Kemi Church, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Luosto Adventures, Church of Sodankyla
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Aurlahti Beach and Arboretum Mustila. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna Church (in Hameenlinna), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate the long history of Castle Hill.

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

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Hameenlinna Church, Aurlahti Beach, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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