18 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

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18 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

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

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Aurinkolahti Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park will thrill your kids. Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla), Kokonniemi (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, make a splash at The Swimming Stadium, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Taipei in July, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

King's Road, Kokonniemi, Valkmusa National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Theme Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Design Museum ©
Design Museum

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