9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Helsinki
— 7 nights

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online route planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. When traveling from London in July, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colorsfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Castle Hill & Porvoo Old Town), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: visit Katajanokka, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in August: highs in Helsinki hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Linden Esplanade, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Bellevue Beach
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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