9 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sibelius Monument, Korkeasaaren Elaintarha and Torikorttelit. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
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 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, thenidentify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in May: highs in Rovaniemi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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