22 days in Southwest Finland & Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Southwest Finland & Lapland Itinerary

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22 days in Southwest Finland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Get some cultural insight at Archipelago National Park and Bengtskar Lighthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oro and Soderlangvik.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit cooler in Kimito Island: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bengtskar Lighthouse
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Naantali Old Town. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and Turku Art Museum. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo national park about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seven Fells Up and Safaris. Get in touch with nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get your game on at Kid's Land, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in May: high temperatures in Levi hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Gold Prospector Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Inari Reindeerfarm & Lake Inari).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Saariselka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Explore hidden gems such as Korouoma Canyon and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning app .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Safaris

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