16 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Pack the 1st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tampere when traveling from Amsterdam in May, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 3rd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

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
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta vacation planning tool.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 8th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka itinerary tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Saariselka in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lappeenranta in June: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Kids' Land, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Auttikongas. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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