11 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly

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Akaslompolo

On the 10th (Fri), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo itinerary site.

Mumbai, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mumbai to Akaslompolo, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in August, things will get much colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Akaslompolo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then stroll around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn day trip planning app.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then ponder the world of politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

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.