19 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

19 days in Lapland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip app.

Quebec City, Canada to Levi is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Quebec City to Levi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Quebec City in June: high temperatures in Levi hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Tours Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore hidden gems such as Turun Kauppahalli and Turku City Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Skanssi, and explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Turku in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in June, you will find days in Turku are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 Hakaniemi Market and Nuuksio National Park. For shopping fun, head to Brunberg Candy Factory Shop or Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Venture out of the city with trips to Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja), Kotka (Lehman, Sapokka Water Garden, &more) and Porvoo (Telegrafberget, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, appreciate the history behind Tsarina's Stone, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Lapinlahti.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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

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