22 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Turku
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Venture out of the city with trips to Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 30:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Turku Castle and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. When in Turku, make a side trip to see VMB Fishing in Salo, approximately Salo away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online holiday planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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