8 days in Southwest Finland & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Southwest Finland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 12th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku vacation builder tool .

Tallinn, Estonia to Turku is an approximately 6-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo attractions website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in March, with highs in Akaslompolo at 31°F and lows at 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling.

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Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planning website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in March, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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