10 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

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day
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 21st (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, around -1°C, while days are cooler, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In October in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and have fun at Moomin World.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pyhatunturi to Turku. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pyhatunturi in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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