10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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1
Kotka
— 1 day
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
4
Luosto
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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day
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 4th (Tue), hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka tour itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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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 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online visit planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luosto tour planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Luosto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Sat), wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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 Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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