9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation maker tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 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
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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): pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and finally admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Luosto Adventures and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up 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
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

Similar Plans

11 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Hamina BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Naantali BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 13 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Helsinki, Tuusula & Porvoo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, relaxing, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: July, relaxing, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans