8 days in Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Get some historical perspective at German Soldier s Cemetery and Kemi Church. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, and see Santa Claus Office.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Kemi Church, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Turku Cathedral and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip site .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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