7 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Moomin Museum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally go for a walk through Finlayson Area.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere journey website.

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla holiday builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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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 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari travel route planning website.

You can fly from Oulu to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in July, Inari is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planner.

Getting from Inari to Turku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Inari, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.