11 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
5
Oulu
— 1 night

1
night
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 21.5-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 °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Turku

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, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thensee 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 °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thenstroll around Lilla holmen, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn tour itinerary site.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, thenponder 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko
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Lappeen Marian kirkko

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night
Oulu

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, thenstroll around Hupisaaret Park, thenadmire 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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