15 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Pyhatunturi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow 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): get outside with Seven Fells Up. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Muonio in 3 hours. October in Muonio sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seven Fells Up
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari visit planning tool.

Getting from Muonio to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Inari in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train 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. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Kotka (Beach Mansikkalahti & St. Nicholas Orthodox Church). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tampere to Kouvola by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kouvola are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough 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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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), walk around The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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