18 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 1 night

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kokonniemi (in Porvoo), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online visit planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Taipei Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In July, Helsinki is much colder than Taipei - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kokonniemi, Nuuksio National Park, Valkmusa National Park, King's Road
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Kids will appreciate attractions like Arktikum and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, thenget your game on at Moomin World, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

Start your trip to Turku by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can 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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