11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation maker site.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in December, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (37°F), and nights are a bit cooler (27°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get your bearings at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary app.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey builder tool.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3: