7 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 day

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, visit Ullanlinna, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

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Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Montreal in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Tampere to Inari by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in September: highs in Inari hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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