23 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

23 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Muonio
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, wander the streets of Design District, and tee off at Tapiola Golf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dammam in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Neighborhood
Katajanokka
4.3

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Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 2nd (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and finally kick back and relax at Utra Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Treetop Adventure Park, then look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and finally examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu. In May in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Inari by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in May, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then identify plant and animal life at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Muonio trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Muonio takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports

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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
5.0
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Cross-country Ski Area
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
4.5
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Akaslompolo Sportshop
4.1

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Spend the 12th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Muonio to Levi by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Rovaniemi Church. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Waterfall
Auttikongas
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Safari
Safaris
4.4

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