14 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Feelapland, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Visit Turku Cathedral and Korpo Church for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, cool off at JukuPark Turku, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Korpo Church, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Espoo
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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