14 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Berlin
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Rovaniemi. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 14th (Wed), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo visit planning app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi itinerary site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for 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.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites 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. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough 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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