9 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Get outdoors at Korouoma Canyon and Feelapland. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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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, then take 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 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°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

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Helsinki

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get a sense of history and politics at Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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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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