7 days in Turku, Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Turku, Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Turku, Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Turku
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​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.
On the 16th (Sun), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Turku. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker app .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Nature Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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