10 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Kids' Land and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder website .

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Levi is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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nights
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 25th (Wed): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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