10 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Kids' Land and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

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Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

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Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.