10 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): look for gifts at 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 see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in October, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Pyhatunturi

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

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi vacation builder app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get advice or help at Turku City Library, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

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Explore your travel options from Pyhatunturi to Turku with the Route module. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.