10 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
On the 19th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of 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, thenget engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thensteep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, thenenjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Kids' Land and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can 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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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenget in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

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Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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