9 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Rovaniemi Church and Syvasenvaara Fell. Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Hiidenkirnut. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Posio and see Korouoma Canyon, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Feelapland, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planning app.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Turku, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, gain interesting insight with Norman Travels, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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