15 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 1 day
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
6
Posio
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights

1
night
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), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku route planning app.

Tampa, USA to Turku is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In June, Turku is cooler than Tampa - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Tue), look for gifts at Patakirppis, thenkick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pori to Saariselka takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Saariselka is slightly colder than Pori - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 6th (Thu), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Posio trip maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Pohjolan toimitalo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Center, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Posio to Helsinki. In June, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Posio - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sibelius Hall, Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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