10 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf 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, thensteep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere driving holiday app.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Tampere is slightly colder than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in April: highs in Levi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Adventure

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 ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 6th (Sat), wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip planning site.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 7th (Sun), take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, thenget to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kymi Church, thenstroll around Riverside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in April, expect Kouvola to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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 landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, visit Ullanlinna, thenlearn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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