7 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning site .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 38°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, then explore the activities along Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planning website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit 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, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can 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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