6 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Tampere
— 1 night
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto). On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning website.

Riga, Latvia to Tampere is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Riga in September, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Lenin Museum ©
Lenin Museum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 27th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kuopio in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inari, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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