22 days in Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

22 days in Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
2
Turku
— 13 nights

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Tromso, Norway to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tromso in July: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

13
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Hanko (Bellevue Beach, Hanko Water Tower, &more), Hameenlinna (Hameenlinna Art Museum, Hame Castle, &more) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku driving holiday planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Hanko, Hameenlinna, Raseborg
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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