8 days in Helsinki, Kilpisjarvi & Lappajarvi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Kilpisjarvi & Lappajarvi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Kilpisjarvi & Lappajarvi Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Lappajarvi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Market Square Kauppatori. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

Kalamazoo, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kalamazoo in July, with highs in Helsinki at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
day
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Saana and then head outdoors with Kukkolankoski.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Kilpisjarvi. Traveling from Helsinki to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in July, things will get little chillier in Kilpisjarvi: highs are around 60°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lappajarvi.

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Saana ©
Saana

1
night
Lappajarvi

Lappajarvi ©
Lappajärvi is a municipality in Finland in Southern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Powerpark. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lappajarvi travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Lappajarvi in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Lappajarvi. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in July, expect nights in Lappajarvi to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappajarvi

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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut ©

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