14 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  45​min
6
Kouvola
— 3 nights
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
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 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

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London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Tampere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online travel planner .

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Levi: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Siida and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari driving holiday planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at S/S Salama.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in June, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip tool .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Valkmusa National Park and Beach Mansikkalahti. Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. Venture out of the city with trips to Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church & Sapokka Water Garden).

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online route planner .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Valkmusa National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Cathedral of Porvoo. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip tool .

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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