8 days in Helsinki Region, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Marimekko Oyj, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Pyhatunturi. In June, Pyhatunturi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): walk around Mukkula DiscGolfPark, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and finally perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in June, expect nights in Lahti to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
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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.