9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

St. Petersburg
train:  3​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Tallinn

4
days
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Ullanlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

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#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku road trip app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in November, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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