8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly:  7​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Barcelona

3
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Marimekko and Old Market Hall. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

2
days
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 28th (Sat): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the views from Hameensilta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

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

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Mon), see Santa Claus Office and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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