20 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
3
Luosto
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 3 nights
5
Levi
— 1 night
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
7
Kemi
— 2 nights
8
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olavinlinna Castle and Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & Parikkalan kirkko) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Parikkalan kirkko ©
Parikkalan kirkko

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luosto online travel planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Luosto in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Luosto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Tuula's Reindeer. There's still lots to do: get outside with Lake Inari, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inari tour planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kongas, Kittila
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sun), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo tour planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 31st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, thenvisit Sampo Icebreaker, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

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Drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Auttikongas and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

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You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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