7 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Pyhatunturi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in August: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 64°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pori.

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Pori in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku attractions tool .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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