22 days in Southwest Finland & Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Southwest Finland & Lapland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oro and Soderlangvik Gard. Change things up with a short trip to Bengtskar Lighthouse in Rosala (about 3h 30 min away). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online trip maker.

Sydney, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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Oro
4.7
Art Museum
Soderlangvik Gard
4.5

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.4

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.
Get outdoors at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Kids' Land. Kids will enjoy LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo).

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Turku in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
5.0
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
5.0

3
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gold Prospector Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm & Lake Inari).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Saariselka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0

2
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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 19th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
4.3

4
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at German Soldier s Cemetery and Arktikum. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Posio and see Korouoma Canyon, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

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Geologic Formation
Korouoma Canyon
5.0
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Safari
Safaris
4.4

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