10 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Detroit, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Thu), get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.