19 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

19 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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19 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Levi
— 1 night
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Quebec City

1
night
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 11th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi driving holiday planning app .

Quebec City, Canada to Levi is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, Levi is slightly colder than Quebec City - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 13th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

5
nights
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 Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Kauppakeskus Myllyfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku online road trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Turku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in June, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

8
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 Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Galleria Lapinlahti. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja), Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Telegrafberget, & more) and Kotka (Lehman, Sapokka Water Garden, & more). There's lots more to do: stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Aurlahti Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop