16 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Luosto
— 1 night
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Kittila
— 1 night
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Muonio
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 51°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 2nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 3rd (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kittila tour planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kittila are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then surround yourself with nature on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and finally see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio route planner.

Getting from Kittila to Muonio by car takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inari holiday planner.

Getting from Muonio to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Inari to Turku in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in June, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (64°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Step out of Helsinki to go to Ruotsinpyhtaa and see Stromforsin Ruukki, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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