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: Rome
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Posio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

Rome, Italy to Turku is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Turku. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Turku to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Wildlife, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

Hanko, Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo national park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Escape the urban bustle at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Turku in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inari: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo travel planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Shopping
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi road trip planning site .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Posio trip itinerary website .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (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

4
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 Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Korkeasaari Zoo will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by MyGoodKnife Helsinki, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Posio to Helsinki with the Route module. In June, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Posio - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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