10 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the views from Rakkauden Silta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get your bearings at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get outside with Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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