7 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Turku
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker site.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 26th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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