9 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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