8 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenmake a trip to Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna route planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Savonlinna is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in June, with highs in Savonlinna at 21°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuhmo journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuhmo takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 2nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Luosto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Luosto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Inari

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 3rd (Tue): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
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 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then visit Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, thentake a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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