22 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Puumala
— 1 night
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). Spend the 7th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities, get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planning site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Levi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Riverside Park, &more). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kouvola holiday planner.

You can fly from Levi to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in June, with highs in Kouvola at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Puumala.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Puumala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road and then take a memorable drive along Lake Saimaa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Puumala road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Puumala takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Puumala

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Puumala to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

Plan my trip to Koli National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Museo Militaria). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stop by Hameenkatu, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.