5 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Train:  3 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— Few hours
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation site .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

few
hours
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites
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Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari journey maker tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Tampere to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in July: highs in Inari hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

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