7 days in Turku & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Turku & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Turku & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Turku
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Turku

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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 (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku travel planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Turku. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Icekarting Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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