15 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Muonio
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 1 night
6
Kuhmo
— 1 day
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach and then explore the world behind art at Design Museum. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. In April, Helsinki is colder than Dammam - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Design Museum ©
Design Museum

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi online day trip planner.

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Levi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Muonio takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Muonio are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Seven Fells Up
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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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 5th (Sun), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari day trip planning app.

Drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Kuhmo

Kuhmo
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wilds Piira and then identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo travel route planner.

Drive from Inari to Kuhmo in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Mielakka Ski Center and Vaaksy Canal. Step out of the city life by going to Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Riverside Park).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kouvola using our trip planner.

Drive from Kuhmo to Kouvola in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. May in Kouvola sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kotka, Vaaksy Canal, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park