14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take a memorable tour with Norman Travels, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument.

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San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki. In June, Helsinki is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then have fun at Flowpark, and then stroll through Kupittaa Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida and Otsamo Fell. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Action Park (in Saariselka).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in June: highs in Inari hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Action Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 11th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Samiland, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Kongas, Akaslompolo, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi visit site .

Drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Luosto
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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