22 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Tampere Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Tampere Itinerary

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22 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
6
Inari
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
7
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Milan

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning site .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Helsinki is 1 hour. In April, Helsinki is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Posio online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Posio with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Posio at 3°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Posio

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Auttikongas
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kemi sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Posio to Kemi in 3 hours. April in Kemi sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Explore hidden gems such as Seven Fells Up and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins).

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip tool .

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Snow Village. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and gain insight at Kid's Land.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Siida.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inari road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Tampere Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Parola to see Holy Cross Church about 1h 10 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll through Nasi Park, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in April, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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