8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Helsinki is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then walk around Kupittaa Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 16th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in October, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, have fun at Angry Birds Park, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.