11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Lahti
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Lahti.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Messila Ski Centre, make a trip to Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lahti trip planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Lahti hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Spy Museum, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spy Museum ©
Spy Museum
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In February, Levi is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

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

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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 14th (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre