7 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Senate Square, thenstep 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, thenhunt 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 °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, thenexamine 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, thenlook 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 fly 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 °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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