6 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Budapest

3
nights
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.
Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route builder tool .

Budapest, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Helsinki. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Mon), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions site .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Museums, #Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in August, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
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