7 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Rovaniemi are cooler (°F), and nights are a bit cooler (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
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 6th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, stroll around Kupittaa Park, thenexplore the activities along Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, and finally enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in April: highs in Turku hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, thenstop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, thenlearn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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