9 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
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Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 1 day
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi vacation planning app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Pyhatunturi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Frankfurt in June: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saariselka online road trip planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pori road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Saariselka to Pori in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning app.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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