17 days in Turku, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Turku, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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17 days in Turku, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Quebec City

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Teijo national park and Turku Cathedral. Step out of Turku to go to Parainen and see Pargas Church, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip tool .

Quebec City, Canada to Turku is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Quebec City to Turku. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Pargas Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Feelapland and Auttikongas. Popular historic sites such as German Soldier s Cemetery and Kemi Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, stop by LAURI, and explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kemi, Korouoma Canyon
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

2
nights
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 21st (Sun): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Safaris
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inari journey planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Siida ©
Siida
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. Popular historic sites such as Hietaniemi Cemetery and Castle Hill are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in April, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Laajalahti Nature Reserve, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Castle Hill
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Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen ©
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Hietaniemi Cemetery ©
Hietaniemi Cemetery

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