16 days in Lakeland, Laukaa & Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lakeland, Laukaa & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Laukaa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Fukuoka Airport

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

Fukuoka, Japan to Tampere is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Fukuoka in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Tampere, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Laukaa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Laukaa

— 2 nights
Laukaa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park and then explore the striking landscape of Southern Konnevesi National park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Laukaa itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Laukaa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Laukaa

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, don't miss a visit to Paateri, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Laukaa to Koli National Park takes 4 hours. May in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in May, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

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.
On the 26th (Tue), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi travel tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 27th (Wed), get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, then examine the collection at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), and then let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti online tour planner.

You can fly from Levi to Lahti in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in May, expect Lahti to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.