15 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kouvola itinerary tool.

Drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

1
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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip tool.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online journey planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

2
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the activities along Pielinen, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 13th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

1
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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 14th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort, and then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning site.

You can fly from Kuopio to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kuopio in July since evenings lows in Levi dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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.