23 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

23 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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23 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  17​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Dammam

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Tapiola Golf. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, stroll through Norman Travels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip site .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dammam in April, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Tapiola Golf
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Spas & Wellness
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

2
nights
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 enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Treetop Adventure Park, then stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then take a stroll through Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and finally examine the collection at Carelicum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Joensuu. In May, daytime highs in Joensuu are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) ©
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)
Carelicum ©
Carelicum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Tampere Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Joensuu to Tampere in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Get in touch with nature at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Explore hidden gems such as Siida and Lemmenjoki National Park.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari day trip website .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Tampere to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in May, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
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 head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then identify plant and animal life at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Muonio visit planner .

You can drive from Inari to Muonio in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Muonio are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Akaslompolo
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Ice Karting Levi. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm will get you outdoors. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's more to do: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Levi takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Auttikongas and Safaris. Get in touch with nature at Poro Farmi and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's lots more to do: get a taste of local nightlife at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi

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