8 days in Lapland, Oulu & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Lapland, Oulu & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Manchester

1
night
Rovaniemi

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

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, 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
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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Oulu

Oulu ©
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.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
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

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

1
night
Kittila

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, traveler tips, reviews, 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 drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
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.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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 travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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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.
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.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. 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

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Art Museum ©
Turku Art Museum
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House ©
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

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