22 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

22 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Levi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 5 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 7 nights

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Keimiotunturi Fell. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasjoki - River for activities and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. There's still lots to do: get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Calgary, Canada to Levi is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Levi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Calgary in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Levi, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Lake Inari, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saariselka visit planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

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Outdoor Activity
Lake Inari
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sapokka Water Garden and Repovesi National Park. Visit Lehman and Aijanniemi Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Kotka (Riverside Park, Maritime Centre Vellamo, &more) and Siltakyla (Valkmusa National Park, Huutjarvi Lake, &more).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saariselka in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kouvola, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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National Park
Valkmusa National Park
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Beach
Lehman
3.8

1
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Must see
Saimaa Canal
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Specialty Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress
4.4

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, step aboard S/S Salama, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

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

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, then brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Observation Deck
Nasinneula Tower
4.3

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Helsinki

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 the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more), Lohja (Church of St. Lawrence & Aurlahti Beach) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Kaivopuisto, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Neighborhood
Katajanokka
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