6 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Subway + Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
Train + Fly + Subway:  8 h 15 min
End: Athens

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in May, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 20th (Sun), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

Find out how to plan Turku trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In May, Turku is somewhat warmer than Akaslompolo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Spas
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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