14 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Rovaniemi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning tool.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Traveling from London in October, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, look for gifts at Alko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 28th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuopio trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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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 29th (Mon): appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get your game on at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti vacation planning website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Lahti to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lahti in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2: