25 days in Lapland & Lappeenranta Itinerary

25 days in Lapland & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Verona
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
2
Inari
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Lappeenranta
— 8 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Verona

2
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.
Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 5th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online travel route planner.

Verona, Italy to Levi is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Verona in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Levi: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get a dose of the wild on Angeli Reindeer Farm, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

8
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Olavinlinna Castle). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Riverside Park, and make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Lappeenranta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in July: high temperatures in Lappeenranta hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Kouvola, Savonlinna, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Posio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Posio takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Museums
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi planning tool.

Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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