9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation maker tool.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. 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 · Museums

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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 fly. 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 · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Pyha-Luosto National Park and Korouoma Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Luosto Adventures). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

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

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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