10 days in Turku, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Turku, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
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Inari
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Helsinki
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Akaslompolo
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Luosto
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Rovaniemi
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Turku

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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, have fun at Adventure Park, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planning site.

Madrid, Spain to Turku is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Turku to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are much colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Beach
Vepsa Island
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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 23rd (Thu), wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Inari by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in August, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Katajanokka
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Neighborhood
Ullanlinna
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Akaslompolo

On the 25th (Sat), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Akaslompolo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Safari
Safaris
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Seven Fells Up
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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto travel route builder app.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks
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Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Auttikongas
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Safaris
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