9 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Pune
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can 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

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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 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and then look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere journey builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
City Sokos ©
City Sokos

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day
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 12th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in June, expect nights in Inari to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

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

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenrelax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris

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