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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sun), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI, and finally browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Rovaniemi is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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nights
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 a tailor-made plan with Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then have fun at Adventure Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Alvar Aalto's studio ©
Alvar Aalto's studio

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