12 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train
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Lahti
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museo Militaria and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Lenin Museum. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Spy Museum, admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tampere, with lows of 4°C. You will leave for Akaslompolo on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in May, expect Akaslompolo to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi tour itinerary site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June in Levi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 2nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Lake Inari and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inari visit site.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Lappeenranta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in June; daily highs in Lappeenranta reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 6th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lahti trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

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

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.