9 days in Rovaniemi, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Rovaniemi, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and SantaPark. Change things up with a short trip to Eeron Polku Trail in Pello (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Eeron Polku Trail
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta and then get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla holiday planner .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Nokkakivi Amusement Park
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Nokkakivi Amusement Park ©
Nokkakivi Amusement Park
Punnitse & Saasta ©
Punnitse & Saasta

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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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