12 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Room Escape Games. Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

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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 7th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

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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 8th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

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Akaslompolo

On the 10th (Sat), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo day trip tool.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in November: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.