5 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
+2
Subway + Fly + Train:  8 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  9 h 15 min
End: Athens

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary app.

Athens, Greece to Tampere is an approximately 9- hour combination of subway, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. When traveling from Athens in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Tampere, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites
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Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

few
hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

Start your trip to Pori by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see Santa Claus Office and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in May, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (12°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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