6 days in Lappeenranta & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lappeenranta & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lappeenranta & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Lappeenranta
1
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
End: Lappeenranta


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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, stop by Bloomit Imatra, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then ponder the world of politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, and finally revel in the low prices at ECCO Outlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then have some family-friendly fun at Flowpark, and finally browse the different shops at Shopping Mall Galleria.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lappeenranta. In December, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Imatra
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Mon), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel planner .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lappeenranta in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Tours

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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