18 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Vuokatti
— 1 day
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
6
Levi
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Repovesi National Park and Sibelius Hall. Bring the kids along to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and MyGoodKnife. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & IsoKristiina).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip site.

New Delhi, India to Kouvola is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Lahti
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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 Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Kids will enjoy Hatanpaa Arboretum and Room Escape Games. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius). Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
day
Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vuokatti holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tampere to Vuokatti. May in Vuokatti sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

Plan my day in Pyhatunturi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Vuokatti to Pyhatunturi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. May in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lake Inari. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari (about 1h 10 min away). It doesn't end there: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In May in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Seven Fells Up. Kids will enjoy Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Kids' Land. There's more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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