9 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Tampere is 7 hours. In December, Tampere is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 31°F and lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
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Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 17th (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get your game on at Kid's Land, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kittila trip planner .

You can fly from Tampere to Kittila in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Kittila at 23°F and lows at 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Pilke Science Centre. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip website .

Getting from Kittila to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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