31 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

31 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 11 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 12 nights
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Helsinki

— 11 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Kotka Church, Linden Esplanade, &more). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning app.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dublin to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is slightly colder than Dublin - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more) and Pargas (Pargas Church & Pargas Lime Stone Quarry). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 12 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila), Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Tornio (Tornio Church, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, &more). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

Discover how to plan a Rovaniemi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips