15 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  15​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Lahti
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Chennai (Madras)

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Head to Marimekko and Old Market Hallfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and look for gifts at Marimekko.

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Chennai (Madras), India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. In July, Helsinki is cooler than Chennai (Madras) - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Centre, Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
Syote

Syote ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Syote with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Syote: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

#Parks, #Nature
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Syote to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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hours
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

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Drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lahti

#Shopping, #Fun & Games
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

3
days
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Relax by the water at Lehman and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Step out of Kouvola with an excursion to Kotka Church in Kotka--about 48 minutes away.

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Getting from Lahti to Kouvola by car takes about an hour. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Lehman ©
Lehman

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