15 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Yllasjarvi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 1 night
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Ahtari
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi planning site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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Yllasjarvi

Yllasjarvi ©
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Pakasaivo, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yllasjarvi road trip website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Yllasjarvi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

1
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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 9th (Thu), experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, and then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip tool.

Getting from Yllasjarvi to Levi by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

3
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Attractions like Repovesi National Park and Tykkimaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenrannan kirkko, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola visit app.

You can fly from Levi to Kouvola in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums · Nature · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

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

Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ahtari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ahtari takes 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Ahtari

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ahtari to Tampere takes 2 hours. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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