19 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

19 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 day
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
6
Kouvola
— 4 nights
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

4
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Linna Golf & Country Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Ahvenisto in Hameenlinna, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder.

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, thentrek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip maker site.

Getting from Tampere to Saariselka by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Saariselka, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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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 5th (Mon): stroll through Levi Ski Resort. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Levi vacation planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, thensee Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stromforsin Ruukki and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Kotka (Riverside Park, Linden Esplanade, &more). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk around The Esplanadi Park, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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