13 days in Turku, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Turku, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manama
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Levi
— Few hours
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Manama

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along The Archipelago Trail, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary tool.

Manama, Bahrain to Turku is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. Traveling from Manama to Turku, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in September: high temperatures in Turku hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get curious at Pilke Science Centre and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker site.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Nature Parks
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 6th (Thu), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

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

few
hours
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.
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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and finally experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari route builder app.

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Trails Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planning app.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in September, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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