9 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stop by Tammelantori, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 31°F and 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
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), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kittila planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Kittila takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get little chillier in Kittila: highs are around 23°F and lows about 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see the top attractions with Feelapland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kittila to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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