15 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
End: Singapore

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi day trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio tour itinerary maker site .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Muonio in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

Akaslompolo
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then head outdoors with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get great views at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Inari takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in October, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Arboretum Mustila and Repovesi National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linden Esplanade and Stromforsin ruukki. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Kotka (Beach Mansikkalahti, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, & more). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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