6 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bhubaneswar to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bhubaneswar in September, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary site.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.