15 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Rome

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site .

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Inari is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, wander the wide-open spaces of Angeli Reindeer Farm, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

Before you visit Savonlinna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Savonlinna. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Lieksa (Pielisen Museum & Paateri). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Tahko Farmi, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online travel planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tahko Farmi
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Visavuori in Valkeakoski, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere attractions planner .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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