11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Tampere
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Levi
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki is 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in December, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (3°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Ahvenisto in Hameenlinna, approximately Hameenlinna away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, go for a walk through Finlayson Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
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Thermal Spa
Tullin Sauna
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Theme Park
Ahvenisto
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online route planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Nature
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History Museum
Arktikum
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