5 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Budapest
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Budapest

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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 16th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Budapest in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Sat), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere route maker tool .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office
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