14 days in Lapland, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Kemi
— 1 night
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Posio
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. In September, Rovaniemi is colder than Jerusalem - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 7th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then visit Sampo Icebreaker, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

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Traveling by car from Kemi to Posio takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature
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Pyhatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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 10th (Mon): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. In September in Levi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Shopping
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Kilpisjarvi

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Saana.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. September in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.
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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 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Inari in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Inari. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then browse the different shops at Matkus Shopping Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio journey tool.

Getting from Inari to Kuopio by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kuopio, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stromforsin Ruukki. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hakaniemi Market and Nuuksio National Park. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki journey builder app.

You can fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.