17 days in Turku, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Turku, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Teijo National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and Martinkirkko. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Pargas Church in Pargas, approximately Pargas away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, stroll through Vepsa Island, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku travel planning tool.

Quebec City, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Quebec City to Turku. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sampo Icebreaker and Feelapland. Visit German Soldier s Cemetery and Kemi Church for their historical value. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Posio and see Korouoma Canyon, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Turku in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi travel route app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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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 21st (Sun): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip website.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Trails · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

Plan trip to Inari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Visit Hietaniemi Cemetery and Castle Hill for their historical value. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen in Raseborg--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker app.

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Hietaniemi Cemetery ©
Hietaniemi Cemetery

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