8 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Ljubljana

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ljubljana to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ljubljana in May, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Riverside Park
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Kouvola to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, Levi is slightly colder than Kouvola - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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