6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
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, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
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 7th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip tool .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, 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 find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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