10 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  5​h
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

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London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in April: highs in Levi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 6th (Sat), get interesting insight from Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola tour builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Kouvola in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in April, things will get a bit warmer in Kouvola: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the striking features of Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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