8 days in Tampere, Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Tampere, Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Tampere, Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Mon), head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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.
Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Pyhatunturi with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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 14th (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip app .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office

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