8 days in Lapland, Oulu & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Lapland, Oulu & Turku Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kittila
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in March, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 3rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Oulu sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 4th (Wed), stroll through Pyhatunturi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

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Traveling by car from Oulu to Pyhatunturi takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Oulu in March, plan for little chillier nights in Pyhatunturi, with lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kittila online itinerary planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Kittila in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kittila are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kittila to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Inari sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in March, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

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.