9 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Kittila
— 1 night
Fly
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planning app.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in February, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Muonio

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Muonio trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kittila attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Kittila takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kittila to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kittila in February: high temperatures in Tampere hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.