9 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Feelapland. Escape the urban bustle at Korouoma Canyon and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, stop by LAURI, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

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

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Turku travel route planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Visit Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Norman Travels, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel site .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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