11 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Spas. Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary website.

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get outside with Lake Inari, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Inari online holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Inari by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Inari is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks
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Outdoor Activity
Lake Inari
4.5

1
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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 30th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks
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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation builder website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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1
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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online journey builder.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in November: high temperatures in Kuopio hover around 1°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Observation Deck
Puijo Tower
4.4
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Government Building
Kuopio Market City Hall
4.5

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, stop by Poikilo - Museums, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola day trip website.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Kouvola takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Kouvola sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Poikilo - Museums
3.7

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