11 days in Lapland, Lahti & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland, Lahti & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland, Lahti & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Posio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lahti
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Berlin

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Posio trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. In September in Posio, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

1
night
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 27th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, have fun at Mukkula DiscGolfPark, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sysma Church, take in panoramic vistas at Padasjoen Tuomastornit, then hike along Paijanne-Ilves Trail, and finally examine the collection at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lahti trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Posio to Lahti with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Posio in September; daily highs in Lahti reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Padasjoki, The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, Sysma Church
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Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Sysma Church ©
Sysma Church

4
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.
Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner .

Take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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