12 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Jakarta

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online vacation planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Rovaniemi. In March, Rovaniemi is much colder than Jakarta - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seven Fells Up and Safaris. Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. There's lots more to do: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Seven Fells Up
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Safaris
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
day
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll through Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jyvaskyla vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Saariselka to Jyvaskyla in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in April, you will find days in Jyvaskyla are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Room Escape Games

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 8th (Mon): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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