15 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Syote
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Lahti
— Few hours
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Kouvola
— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Boss Shop, don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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Syote

Syote ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Syote trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Syote. Traveling from Helsinki in July, you will find days in Syote are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Nature · Parks
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

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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 9th (Mon), shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Syote to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
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Safaris
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

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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 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lahti day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping · Fun & Games
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Lehman, &more).

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip app.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Kouvola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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