7 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour 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. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bhubaneswar in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 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, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can 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.