15 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trek along Keimiotunturi Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi online trip maker.

San Francisco, USA to Levi is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Levi due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Levi at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Hameenlinna

— 2 nights
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Hunting Museum of Finland, then examine the collection at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), and then get engrossed in the history at Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna online trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Hameenlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maritime Centre Vellamo and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain) (in Siltakyla) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hameenlinna to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and then soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta travel site.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Museums · Spas · Parks
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Aalto House and Johannes Church. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder app.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.