18 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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18 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Vuokatti
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sibelius Hall and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Head to MyGoodKnife and IsoKristiinafor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti) and Lappeenranta Fortress (in Lappeenranta). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Kouvola is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get much colder in Kouvola: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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 ©

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Rauhaniemi Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Spas & Wellness. Venture out of the city with trips to Haemeenlinna (Ahvenisto Activity Park & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

Drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
On the 22nd (Wed), get great views at Vuokatinvaara, then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vuokatti trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Tampere to Vuokatti in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Vuokatti, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time 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

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi route builder website .

Drive from Vuokatti to Pyhatunturi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Visiting Lake Inari and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can 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
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Seven Fells Up and Safaris. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up
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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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