8 days in Lapland, Oulu & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Lapland, Oulu & Turku Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland, Oulu & Turku Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu vacation maker .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March in Oulu, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Pyhatunturi takes 5 hours. Traveling from Oulu in March, Pyhatunturi is little chillier at night with lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

1
night
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila trip planner .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Kittila in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Inghams Mini Husky Experience, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Inari vacation planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Art Museum ©
Turku Art Museum
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House ©
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

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