11 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
6
Kouvola
— 1 night

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 24th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Tampere hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
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 26th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in August, you will find days in Saariselka are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
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 27th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

Make your Levi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Wed), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli National Park (Pielinen, Paha-Koli Hill, &more).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu visit planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 2nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip builder site.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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