7 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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

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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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Temppeliaukio Church and Ullanlinna 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, visit Katajanokka, stop by Artisaani, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

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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 61°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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

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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 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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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, then see 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: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in September: highs in Inari hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

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

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