14 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 5 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and make a splash at JukuPark Turku.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Turku by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. 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, Kurjenrahka National Park, Korpo Church, Teijo National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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