7 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Burlington

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and Katajanokka. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stop by Artisaani.

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Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 61°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel planning website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inari planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inari: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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