7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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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 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, then make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and finally take an exotic tour of Feelapland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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