9 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, look for gifts at Artisaani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

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Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pune to Helsinki. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Inari

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inari planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inari, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, stop by LAURI, then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
LAURI ©
LAURI
Arctic Circle Mall ©
Arctic Circle Mall

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