9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Sodankyla and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Tornio Church (in Tornio), Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online journey planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Aurlahti Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Aalto House and Temppeliaukion Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna Church (in Hameenlinna), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Hameenlinna Church, Heureka, Arboretum Mustila
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House

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