7 days in Rovaniemi & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Lakeland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, thencatch all the local highlights with Feelapland, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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