10 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Levi
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Mannerheim Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, shop like a local with Galerie Forsblom, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boston in December: highs in Helsinki hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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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 16th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, thenview the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Inari attractions tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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night
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 19th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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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 20th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Feelapland, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the next day, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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