14 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

1
night
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 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping Museums
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In March, Turku is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
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.
Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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