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: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Bangkok

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): experience the excitement of Feelapland, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Turku - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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