9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 11th (Sun): get interesting insight from Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and finally admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Luosto Adventures and Pyha-Luosto National Park will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, wander the wide-open spaces of Poro Farmi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online vacation planner .

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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