8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Berlin
Fly:  5 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Berlin

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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, thenwalk around Kupittaa Park, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at 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 take a train; or fly. 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
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
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), identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, thenjoin 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 fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 Adventure Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

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, thenHead 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, thentake 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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