11 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

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 find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo itinerary builder site .

Mumbai, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, Akaslompolo is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

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

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. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Akaslompolo in August, you will find days in Turku are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 14th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planning site .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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): pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, and finally contemplate the long history of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta tour itinerary tool .

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 ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oulu travel planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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