16 days in Rovaniemi, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Rovaniemi, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
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Lahti
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and see Santa Claus Office.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Trails

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more). It doesn't end there: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa trip maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Lieksa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
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Pielinen
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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiikunlahde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, then explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi, and then hike along Paijatsalo Trail.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lahti trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Lahti takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Geologic Formation
Hiidenkirnut
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Arboretum Mustila
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Paijatsalo Trail
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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.
Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Ahvenisto, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, get your game on at PortaaliVR, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker.

Drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

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Pyynikki's Swim Hall
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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

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Nuuksio National Park ©
National Park
Nuuksio National Park
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