12 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuuksio National Park and Katajanokka. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Ekenas Archipelago National Park in Raseborg, about 1h 20 min away.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning site.

Phoenix, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 9 hours. In June, Helsinki is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Turku

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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, view the masterpieces at Gallery A, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Old Rauma
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Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Church of Sodankyla. Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
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