16 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Luosto is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Luosto, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Luosto reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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 27th (Fri): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inari sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Parola Tank Museum. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Inari in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parola Tank Museum
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 1st (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and then kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip 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. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Main Building of Military School, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

2
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip app .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Village. On the next day, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Nature Tours
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Safaris
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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