8 days in Lapland & Lappeenranta Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kittila
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Charleston Air Force Base-International Airport



— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Charleston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charleston to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in October, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 37°F and lows about 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:


— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta planning app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lappeenranta by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Lappeenranta are a bit warmer (45°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:


— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 14th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lappeenranta in October: high temperatures in Levi hover around 37°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Winter Sports · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Lapland travel guide

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.