14 days in Lapland, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Posio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
9
Kuopio
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

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day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then look for gifts at Lapland Forestry Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip maker .

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Tours
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas

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night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kemi travel route builder site .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 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

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Posio day trip planning site .

You can drive from Kemi to Posio in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 9th (Sun), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi online trip builder .

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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night
Akaslompolo

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

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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night
Kilpisjarvi

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

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi. September in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.
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Saana ©
Saana

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari route planning app .

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Inari by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Inari, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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day
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then browse the different shops at Matkus Shopping Center, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuopio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Kuopio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Shopping
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Matkus Shopping Center ©
Matkus Shopping Center
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakaniemi Market and Stromforsin ruukki. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Nuuksio National Park
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park