16 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Rovaniemi

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. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route planner .

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of subway, flight, taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, 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 up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luosto online attractions 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 your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Luosto

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kittila travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kittila, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
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): trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and finally examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

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Traveling by car from Kittila to Muonio takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in June, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain interesting insight with Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planning app .

Getting from Muonio to Inari by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Korpo Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Ett Hem Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku day trip app .

Getting from Inari to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in June, you will find days in Turku are a bit warmer (64°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Korpo Church, Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 discover tucked-away gems like Stromforsin ruukki and Ullanlinna. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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