11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to New Islamabad International Airport

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Okra. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. In June, Helsinki is colder than Islamabad - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

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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 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder website.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi. On your second day here, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

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Lieksa

Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa itinerary planning website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kouvola road trip tool.

Getting from Lieksa to Kouvola by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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.